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Jerome Walters

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJerome Douglas•Walters, Sr.
Used nameJerome•Walters
Nick/petnamesSonny
Born9 April 1930 in Itta Bena, Mississippi (USA)
Died5 March 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsSouthern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Jerome Walters won the 1956 AAU 1,500. In the AAU 800 he was third in 1953 and second in 1959. At the 1959 Pan-American Games, Walters won his semi-final but abandoned in the final. He had multiple affiliations over the years, competing for UCLA, Cal State LA, Pepperdine, and later for the Southern Cal Striders, the US Marines, and the Los Angeles AC.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:48.5 (1959); 1500 – 3:47.6 (1956); Mile – 4:08.8 (1956); 2 miles – 8:49.4 (1959).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Jerome Walters
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 8 h3 r1/2