Earl Thomson

1895 - 1971

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Earl John "Tommy" Thomson (February 15, 1895 – May 19, 1971) was a Canadian athlete, a specialist in the high hurdles. In 1920 he became the first Olympic gold medalist in 110 m hurdles from outside the United StatesBorn in Birch Hills, Northwest Territories (now in Saskatchewan), Thomson moved to southern California at age 8, because the warm weather would be better for his mother. Thomson attended Long Beach Poly, where he won the 120 yard hurdles at the first CIF California State Meet in 1915. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Earl Thomson has received more than 23,272 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Earl Thomson is the 817th most popular athlete (down from 579th in 2019), the 482nd most popular biography from Canada (down from 377th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Canadian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Earl Thomson ranks 817 out of 3,055. Before him are Linford Christie, Iván Pedroso, Tom Kiely, Bernd Kannenberg, Mark Midler, and Mór Kóczán. After him are Charles Asati, Yordanka Blagoeva, Mildred Wiley, Tommy Kono, German Sveshnikov, and Emil Hegle Svendsen.

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Among people born in 1895, Earl Thomson ranks 218Before him are R. J. Mitchell, Robert A. Lovett, Alberta Hunter, Florence Vidor, Alice Lake, and Ernie Collett. After him are Edward Brophy, André Gaboriaud, Evelyn Brent, Norman Ross, Lancelot Hogben, and Yakima Canutt. Among people deceased in 1971, Earl Thomson ranks 168Before him are Jimmy Gallagher, Diana Lynn, Betty Bronson, Jadwiga Smosarska, Walter Byron, and Glenda Farrell. After him are Carl Ruggles, Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Richard Mulcahy, Spring Byington, James Waddell Alexander II, and Ogden Nash.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Earl Thomson ranks 482 out of 1,130. Before him are Farley Mowat (1921), Tony Esposito (1943), Charles Tupper (1821), James Tupper (1965), Finn Wolfhard (2002), and Charles Coughlin (1891). After him are Alberta Watson (1955), Daniel David Palmer (1845), Suzanne Clément (1969), Maureen Forrester (1930), Helen Shaver (1951), and Grimes (1988).

Among ATHLETES In Canada

Among athletes born in Canada, Earl Thomson ranks 10Before him are Duncan McNaughton (1910), Étienne Desmarteau (1873), Alex Wilson (1905), Robert Benson (1894), Jane Bell (1910), and Walter Byron (1894). After him are Harry Watson (1898), Hayley Wickenheiser (1978), Myriam Bédard (1969), Scott Moir (1987), Theoren Fleury (1968), and Clara Hughes (1972).