Wilbur Burroughs

Wilbur Gordon Burroughs Sr. (June 13, 1884 – August 6, 1960) was an American track and field athlete who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[3] He finished eighth in the Greek discus throw event and tenth in the traditional discus throw; his result in the shot put is unknown. He was also a member of the American tug of war team that was eliminated in the first round.[1]

Wilbur Burroughs
Wilbur Burroughs 1908.jpg
Wilbur Burroughs in 1908
Personal information
BornJune 13, 1884
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
DiedAugust 6, 1960 (aged 76)
Granite City, Illinois, United States
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Shot put, discus throw, hammer throw
ClubChicago AA
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)SP – 13.53 m (1908)
DT – 40.93 m (1908)
HT – 45.79 m (1908)[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wilbur Burroughs. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Wilbur Burroughs. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ "Wilbur Burroughs". Olympedia. Retrieved 14 March 2021.