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Charles Dumas

1937 - 2004

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Charles Everett "Charlie" Dumas (February 12, 1937 – January 5, 2004) was an American high jumper, the 1956 Olympic champion, and the first person to clear 7 ft.(2.13 m)While attending Compton College, near Los Angeles, Dumas, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, made his memorable jump on June 29, 1956, in the US Olympic Trials in Los Angeles, breaking a barrier previously thought unbreakable. This jump not only ensured him of a place in the American Olympic team, but also made him the top favorite for the gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics. In Melbourne, he did not disappoint, and grabbed the title in a new Olympic Record.Next, he enrolled at the University of Southern California, winning the NCAA track and field title with the university team in 1958. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Dumas has received more than 66,815 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Charles Dumas is the 1,425th most popular athlete (down from 876th in 2019), the 10,846th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,348th in 2019) and the 275th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Charles Dumas ranks 1,425 out of 3,059Before him are Yevgeni Mayorov, Bjørn Paulson, Harald Norpoth, Nikolai Sologubov, Jim Ryun, and Larry Black. After him are Imrich Bugár, Raúl González, Uschi Disl, Károly Takács, Bill Toomey, and Bjarte Engen Vik.

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Among people born in 1937, Charles Dumas ranks 466Before him are Willi Koslowski, Viktor Mamatov, Peter Kreeft, George Steele, David Del Tredici, and Donald Dewar. After him are Todd Armstrong, Viktor Yakushev, Yury Sisikin, Derek Fowlds, Bessie Head, and Mario Bergara. Among people deceased in 2004, Charles Dumas ranks 271Before him are Emlyn Hughes, Ugo Ferrante, Arnold Orville Beckman, Coxsone Dodd, Paul Nitze, and Paul Klebnikov. After him are Robert Merrill, Mehmood, Lennox Miller, Velimir Valenta, Bernice Rubens, and Eric Douglas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Dumas ranks 10,846 out of 18,182Before him are Ned Luke (1958), Tom Wilson (1931), Sonequa Martin-Green (1985), Helen Gurley Brown (1922), Carmit Bachar (1974), and Cheryl Strayed (1968). After him are Michael Coats (1946), Karl Gordon Henize (1926), Arthur Jensen (1923), Elena Kagan (1960), Eddie Cibrian (1973), and Joseph Kosinski (1974).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Charles Dumas ranks 275Before him are George Simpson (1908), Hector Dyer (1910), Earl Eby (1894), Foy Draper (1911), Jim Ryun (1947), and Larry Black (1951). After him are Bill Toomey (1939), Edward Stevens (1932), Greg Bell (1930), John Anderson (1907), Larry Myricks (1956), and Kenny Harrison (1965).