John Thomas

1941 - 2013

John Thomas

John Curtis Thomas (March 3, 1941 – January 15, 2013) was an American track and field athlete who set several world records in the high jump using the straddle technique. As a youth, he earned the Eagle Scout award. At the age of 17, while a freshman at Boston University, Thomas became the first man to clear 7 feet (2.13 m) indoors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Thomas has received more than 68,474 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 377th most popular athlete.

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  • 68k

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  • 45.43

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, John Thomas ranks 378 out of 2,090Before her are Gunnar Lindström, Luis Brunetto, Henry Macintosh, Sulo Bärlund, Ingrid Kristiansen, and Nelson Prudêncio. After her are Ernst Schultz, Fred Hansen, Ivan Patzaichin, Henry Russell, Richard Sheldon, and Alex Wilson.

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Among people born in 1941, John Thomas ranks 308Before her are Martine Beswick, Buffy Sainte-Marie, John Nicholson, Aminata Sow Fall, James Hansen, and Alberto Mario González. After her are Christopher Jones, Trish Van Devere, Alla Kushnir, Cristina Peri Rossi, Jessica Walter, and G. A. Cohen. Among people deceased in 2013, John Thomas ranks 260Before her are Dave Charlton, Atje Keulen-Deelstra, C. Gordon Fullerton, Anthony Caro, Ersilio Tonini, and Bill Smith. After her are Giuseppe Casari, Gerda Lerner, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Alla Kushnir, Maria Tallchief, and Angela Voigt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Thomas ranks 5,350 out of 12,171Before her are Eugene Polley (1915), Gram Parsons (1946), Van Johnson (1916), Jeffrey Wright (1965), Mumia Abu-Jamal (1954), and Ben Bradlee (1921). After her are Raymond Cruz (1961), DeLisle Stewart (1870), Budge Patty (1924), Marty Balin (1942), Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774), and Andreas Katsulas (1946).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, John Thomas ranks 76Before her are Glenn Morris (1912), Frank Foss (1895), Albert Gutterson (1887), Lewis Sheldon (1874), Justin Gatlin (1982), and Ted Meredith (1891). After her are Fred Hansen (1940), Wilhelmina von Bremen (1909), Herbert Jamison (1875), Bobby Morrow (1935), Frank Irons (1886), and Lee Evans (1947).