Les Tipton

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLeslie Eugene "Les"•Tipton
Used nameLes•Tipton
Born19 March 1942 in Longview, Washington (USA)
Measurements193 cm / 93 kg
AffiliationsOregon Track Club, Eugene (USA)
NOC United States


Les Tipton was NCAA javelin champion in 1964, competing for the University of Oregon. He also finished fifth in that event in 1962. He was fifth at the AAU Meet in 1969. Tipton competed at both the 1964 and 1972 Olympic Trials, finishing second in 1964 and fifth in 1968. Tipton graduated from Oregon with a degree in art and returned to the school to obtain a masters’ degree in art. He later became a college professor.

Personal Best: JT – 80.42 (263-10) (1972).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Les Tipton
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 16 r1/2