Alvin Kraenzlein

1876 - 1928

Alvin Kraenzlein

Alvin Christian "Al" Kraenzlein (December 12, 1876 – January 6, 1928), known as "the father of the modern hurdling technique", was an American track-and-field athlete, and the first sportsman in the history of Olympic games to win four individual gold medals in a single discipline at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Before, Carl Schuhmann, a German athlete, won four Olympic titles in gymnastics and wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. As of 2016, Alvin Kraenzlein is the only track-and-field athlete who has won four individual titles at one Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvin Kraenzlein has received more than 43,803 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, Alvin Kraenzlein ranks 30 out of 2,090Before him are Jānis Lūsis, Egil Danielsen, Ellery Harding Clark, Jüri Lossmann, Javier Sotomayor, and Ronnie Coleman. After him are Marita Koch, Eric Liddell, Jan Železný, Ben Johnson, Larry Scott, and Vasily Alekseyev.

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Among people born in 1876, Alvin Kraenzlein ranks 56Before him are Natalie Clifford Barney, Paul Masson, Hideyo Noguchi, Viktor Kaplan, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. After him are Julio González, Anna de Noailles, Edvard Eriksen, Prince Harald of Denmark, Tatyana Afanasyeva, and Ettore Bastico. Among people deceased in 1928, Alvin Kraenzlein ranks 34Before him are Pavel Axelrod, Mauritz Stiller, Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden, Hideyo Noguchi, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, and Jan Toorop. After him are Hannah Chaplin, Alexander Bogdanov, Lala Lajpat Rai, Léon Duguit, Adolphe Appia, and Edward Walter Maunder.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alvin Kraenzlein ranks 1,819 out of 12,171Before him are Randolph Scott (1898), King Vidor (1894), Rita Moreno (1931), Jane Jacobs (1916), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), and Walter Mondale (1928). After him are Fred Haise (1933), Mandy Patinkin (1952), Don Taylor (1920), Jon Favreau (1966), Robert J. Shiller (1946), and Kelly McGillis (1957).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Alvin Kraenzlein ranks 10Before him are Bob Beamon (1946), Louis Zamperini (1917), Ray Ewry (1873), Dick Fosbury (1947), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), and Ronnie Coleman (1964). After him are Larry Scott (1938), Tommie Smith (1944), Al Oerter (1936), Frank Zane (1942), Mike Powell (1963), and Robert Garrett (1875).