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Foy Draper

1911 - 1943

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Foy Draper (November 26, 1911 – February 1, 1943) was an American track and field athlete who won a gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics. As a University of Southern California student, Draper won the IC4A championships in 200 m in 1935. He reportedly held the world record for the 100-yard dash, at the time that would have been a hand timed 9.4, made all that more remarkable with Draper standing only 5'5".At the Berlin Olympics, Draper ran the third leg in the American 4 × 100 m relay team, which won the gold medal in a world record time of 39.8.During World War II, Draper served as a pilot on a twin-engine attack bomber A-20B 'Havoc' in Thelepte, Tunisia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Foy Draper has received more than 62,602 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Foy Draper is the 1,414th most popular athlete, the 10,760th most popular biography from United States and the 272nd most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Foy Draper ranks 1,414 out of 3,059Before him are Dennis Kipruto Kimetto, Ben Jipcho, Olavi Mannonen, Nodar Kumaritashvili, Anna-Maria Müller, and Carla Bodendorf. After him are Alberto Demiddi, Torben Grael, Inge Helten, Eva Korpela, Yevgeni Mayorov, and Bjørn Paulson.

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Among people born in 1911, Foy Draper ranks 343Before him are René Bougnol, Val Guest, Sidney Wood, Hank Greenberg, Mitch Miller, and Franz Wagner. After him are Hugh Marlowe, Ruth Ford, Joseph Pevney, Maribel Vinson, Vaughn Monroe, and Joe Fortenberry. Among people deceased in 1943, Foy Draper ranks 198Before him are Charles Tate Regan, Frank Greer, Leonhard Stejneger, Montagu Love, Maurice Hemelsoet, and Stephen Vincent Benét. After him are Lorenz Hart, Dwight Frye, Arthur Streeton, and Sam Ruben.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Foy Draper ranks 10,760 out of 18,182Before him are Kari Byron (1974), Eddy Arnold (1918), Richard A. Falk (1930), Otis Blackwell (1931), Bam Margera (1979), and Kathlyn Williams (1879). After him are Chester Morris (1901), Becky G (1997), Patti Davis (1952), Paul Westphal (1950), John Hiatt (1952), and Danny Pino (1974).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Foy Draper ranks 272Before him are Randy Matson (1945), Wesley Coe (1879), John Woodruff (1915), George Simpson (1908), Hector Dyer (1910), and Earl Eby (1894). After him are Jim Ryun (1947), Larry Black (1951), Charles Dumas (1937), Bill Toomey (1939), Edward Stevens (1932), and Greg Bell (1930).