Jerome Cousins BIFFLE

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1928
Olympic Results

Biography

Jerome Cousins BIFFLE

While attending the University of Denver, Jerome Biffle won the 1950 NCAA long jump title. In 1951 he joined the army and competed only in minor service meets, but in 1952, after being injured in the spring, he placed third in the AAU and then finished second to Meredith Gourdine at the Final Trials. In Helsinki, Biffle was lying second to Gourdine after two rounds, but moved into the lead with his third jump. Although his final three jumps were fouls, that third round effort of 24-10 (7.57) brought him the gold medal. Biffle worked for many years in the Denver school system as a college counselor.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.81 (1950).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

G
Long Jump
Long Jump Athletics