Ray EWRY

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    8 G
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Paris 1900
  • Year of Birth
    1873
Olympic Results

Biography

Ray EWRY

Ray Ewry won eight Olympic gold medals in 1900, 1904 and 1908, yet he is almost unknown today because his unprecedented feats were performed in events that are no longer held: the standing high jump, the standing long jump and the standing triple jump.

From wheelchair to jumping

Born 14 October 1873, Ewry contracted polio as a young boy. Confined to a wheelchair, it was thought that he might be paralysed for life. However, he began exercising on his own and grew up to be a superb athlete. Ewry won all three standing jump events at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. He defended all three titles in 1904. The standing triple jump was dropped from the Olympic program in 1908, but Ewry won both the standing high jump and the standing long jump for a third time. All standing jumps were dropped from the Olympic programme after 1912.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1908

G
Standing High Jump
Standing High Jump Athletics
G
Standing Long Jump
Standing Long Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Louis 1904

G
Standing High Jump
Standing High Jump Athletics
G
Standing Long Jump
Standing Long Jump Athletics
G
Standing Triple Jump
Standing Triple Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1900

G
Standing High Jump
Standing High Jump Athletics
G
Standing Long Jump
Standing Long Jump Athletics
G
Standing Triple Jump
Standing Triple Jump Athletics