Jim Lightbody

1882 - 1953

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James Davies Lightbody (March 16, 1882 – March 2, 1953) was an American middle distance runner, winner of six Olympic medals (two of which are no longer recognized by the International Olympic Committee following its downgrading of the 1906 Intercalated Games) in the early 20th century.Lightbody, born in Pittsburgh and graduating from high school in Muncie, Indiana, had great success at the 1904 Summer Olympics, held in St. Louis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Lightbody has received more than 8,851 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Jim Lightbody is the 356th most popular athlete (down from 339th in 2019), the 5,822nd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,001st in 2019) and the 78th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Jim Lightbody ranks 356 out of 3,055Before him are Luise Krüger, Jüri Tarmak, Renate Stecher, Robert Alt, Wolfgang Nordwig, and Steve Prefontaine. After him are Ted Meredith, Ottavio Missoni, Tatyana Kazankina, Émile Champion, Józef Szmidt, and Asafa Powell.

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Among people born in 1882, Jim Lightbody ranks 171Before him are Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius, Willem Elsschot, Douglas Mawson, Wyndham Lewis, Rockwell Kent, and Seán T. O'Kelly. After him are Ivan Olbracht, Harry Porter, Alvin Langdon Coburn, George Bancroft, Aristarkh Lentulov, and Walter Jakobsson. Among people deceased in 1953, Jim Lightbody ranks 115Before him are Maude Adams, James J. Jeffries, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Dooley Wilson, Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, and Issay Dobrowen. After him are Jonathan M. Wainwright, Eduard Künneke, Pierre Dupong, Walter Wild, Johannes Baumann, and Kaarlo Koskelo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Lightbody ranks 5,822 out of 15,968Before him are Eileen Heckart (1919), Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911), Renée Fleming (1959), Charles Bickford (1891), Robert Z'Dar (1950), and J. B. Lenoir (1929). After him are Sandy Dennis (1937), Roger McGuinn (1942), Debra Messing (1968), Kate Wilhelm (1928), Charles Willson Peale (1741), and Ted Meredith (1891).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Jim Lightbody ranks 78Before him are Norbert Schemansky (1924), William Porter (1926), Lillian Copeland (1904), Glenn Davis (1934), Harry Stenqvist (1893), and Steve Prefontaine (1951). After him are Ted Meredith (1891), Frank Wykoff (1909), Harry Porter (1882), Charles Reidpath (1889), Lee Evans (1947), and Edward Cook (1888).