Silvio M. CATOR

Haiti HAI

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Paris 1924
  • Year of Birth
    1900
Olympic Results

Biography

Silvio M. CATOR

Considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has won two Olympic medals. The last one (as of 2012) was won by Silvio Cator. After making his Olympic début in 1924, Cator became a Haitian sporting hero when he won a silver medal in the 1928 long jump. Just a few weeks later, Cator jumped into the record books, breaking Edward Hamm's World Record with a 7.937 m jump, making him the first man to break through the 26-foot barrier. Possibly, Cator was also the first man to jump further than 8 metres, although information regarding his 1929 jump of 8.04 metres is sparse, and his jump supposedly had too much back wind. Cator's 7.937 is still Haiti's national record, making it the longest standing national record in track and field. Cator, who also played for the Haitian national football team, has the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince named after him.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.85 (1924); LJ – 7.93 (1928).

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Olympic Results

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Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

#9
Long Jump
Long Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Amsterdam 1928

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Long Jump
Long Jump Athletics
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Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

#=15
High Jump
High Jump Athletics
#12
Long Jump
Long Jump Athletics

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