Charles Jenkins Sr.

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Charles Lamont "Charlie" Jenkins (born January 7, 1934) is a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics.Coached by Jumbo Elliott, Jenkins won in the 1955 National AAU title in 440 yd (402 m) but at the 1956 Olympics all eyes were on Jenkins' U.S. teammate, Lou Jones, who held the world record. Jones had won the U.S. Trials while Jenkins had placed a distant third. At Melbourne, Jenkins barely made it to the 400 m Olympic final, finishing third in both his first and second-round heats. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Jenkins Sr. has received more than 40,186 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Charles Jenkins Sr. is the 918th most popular athlete (down from 833rd in 2019), the 9,731st most popular biography from United States (down from 8,929th in 2019) and the 198th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Charles Jenkins Sr. ranks 918 out of 3,055Before him are Mary Carew, Ivan Udodov, Tranquilo Cappozzo, Romas Ubartas, Lutz Dombrowski, and Igor Paklin. After him are Leslie Claudius, Abdul Hamid, Ludmila Engquist, Tirunesh Dibaba, Norma Croker, and Magdalena Neuner.

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Among people born in 1934, Charles Jenkins Sr. ranks 401Before him are David Halberstam, Shyam Benegal, Ruskin Bond, George Follmer, Eddie Harris, and Peter McParland. After him are Norma Croker, Noel Harrison, Peter Arnett, Ron Flowers, David Malouf, and Mahendra Kapoor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Jenkins Sr. ranks 9,731 out of 15,968Before him are Synyster Gates (1981), Spring Byington (1886), Chauncey Billups (1976), Glenn Corbett (1933), Bob Black (1951), and Mark McGwire (1963). After him are Tiffany Trump (1993), Romeo Santos (1981), Betsy DeVos (1958), Tully Marshall (1864), Sonya Smith (1972), and Irene Sharaff (1910).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Charles Jenkins Sr. ranks 198Before him are George Saling (1909), Oscar Olson (1878), Randy Matson (1945), George Baird (1907), Mary Carew (1913), and Tranquilo Cappozzo (1918). After him are Frank Greer (1879), Armand Duplantis (1999), Hector Dyer (1910), Annette Rogers (1913), Willie Steele (1923), and Leroy Burrell (1967).