Harold OSBORN

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Paris 1924
  • Year of Birth
    1899
Olympic Results

Biography

Harold OSBORN

At the 1924 Paris Olympics, Harold Osborn, the world record holder in the high jump, cleared every height on his first attempt until he finally jumped 1.98 metres to earn the gold medal and set an Olympic record that would last for twelve years.

Four days after his high jump triumph, Osborn began competing in the decathlon. On the second day of the decathlon, he overcame fellow American Emerson Norton in the final two events to win by 360 points. Osborn's total of 7,711 points beat the existing world record by 229 points.

His high jump/decathlon double is unique in Olympic history.

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Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Amsterdam 1928

#5
High Jump
High Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

G
Decathlon
Decathlon Athletics
G
High Jump
High Jump Athletics