Richmond Landon

Richmond Wilcox "Dick" Landon (November 20, 1898 – June 13, 1971) was an American high jumper who won a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1]

Richmond Landon
Richmond Landon 1920.jpg
Richmond Landon in 1920
Personal information
BornNovember 20, 1898
Salisbury, Connecticut, United States
DiedJune 13, 1971 (aged 72)
Lynbrook, New York, United States
Alma materYale University
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Event(s)High jump
ClubNYAC, New York
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1.98 m (1921)
Medal record

Landon attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and Yale University. In 1922 he married Alice Lord, an Olympic diver he met on the boat to the 1920 Olympics.[1]

Richmond Landon was a guest on the television show "I've Got A Secret" as one of five former Olympic champions which aired October 13, 1954.


  1. ^ a b Dick Landon.

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