George Burton SPITZ

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Los Angeles 1932
  • Year of Birth
    1912
Olympic Results

Biography

George Burton SPITZ

George Spitz was AAU high jump champion in 1932 and NCAA champion in 1934. Indoors he won the AAU high jump from 1932-34, and in 1931 he set the indoor world best with a mark of 2.00 (6-7) at the Millrose Games, which he bettered at the 1932 Millrose Games with 2.02 (6-7½). Outdoors Spitz had six other finishes in the top four at the AAUs from 1929-35. He was also the 1934 Penn Relays champion. He competed for NYU and the NYAC, and used the Eastern cut-off technique, a scissors variant, but Spitz’s technique also had elements of the Western roll. Spitz later served in the US Navy from 1942-48.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.04i (6-8¼i) (1933).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

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High Jump
High Jump Athletics