It was at this university that he was spotted by Harry Gill, a famous coach at the time, following an intercollegiate meeting where he played for the long jump event. It is harry hill who converts him to the decathlon.
Then he graduates and becomes a teacher. He will later become a recognized osteopath and one of the athletes' coaches at the University of Illinois. Sports career during the 1924 Olympic Games in the United States, which takes place in Urbana, Illinois, he is selected by setting a new world record in high jump.Then, during the Olympic Games, he established the new world record in decathlon, and the new Olympic high jump record. During his career, he won 35 medals (including 18 gold medals) at the AAU national championships. He was elected to the United States Athletics Hall of Fame in 1974. 1924 Olympic Games in Paris: Gold Medal Gold Medal in Decathlon Gold Medal Gold Medal at Olympic Games High Jump from 1928 to amsterdam: 5th at the high jump. Other intercollegiate national championships necca: 1st at the high jump in 19224 national championships aau: 1st at the high jump in 1925 and 19262 4 times 1st at the high jump at the indoor championships4 3 times 1st at the high jump without moving in the hall 1929, 1930, 19312 1st in the long jump without a run in 1930 3 times 1st in the decathlon in 1923, 1925 and 19262 in total 18 times gold medalist in 9 disciplines at competitions aau4,5 world record records of the decathlon 12 July 1924: 7 710 pts, he beats the previous record of Estonian aleksander klumberg, he will keep it until July 18, 1926, where he will be beaten by the Finnish paavo yrjölä world record high jump May 27, 1924: 2.03m, he beats the record of his American counterpart Edward Beeson, he will lose on May 13, 1933, beaten by another American walter marty Olympic high jump record of 1.98m, obtained on July 7, 1924, he beats the record of his compatriot richmond land he will keep it until August 2, 1936, when cornelius johnson, another American will beat him. Other documents, sports medals, badges and various decorations of the same provenance will be sold soon.