Tom Courtney

1933 - Today

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Thomas "Tom" William Courtney (born August 17, 1933) is a retired American athlete, winner of two gold medals in the 1956 Olympic Games Tom Courtney came into national prominence while a student at Fordham University, winning the 1955 NCAA 880 yd (805 m) title. An AAU champion in 400 m at 1956 and in 880 yd (805 m) at 1957 and 1958, Courtney had a memorable duel with Derek Johnson of Great Britain in the 1956 Olympic 800 m final. Johnson took a narrow lead with 40 meters to go, but finally Courtney won by 0.13 seconds, and collapsed with exhaustion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Courtney has received more than 50,072 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Tom Courtney is the 888th most popular athlete (down from 712th in 2019), the 9,496th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,137th in 2019) and the 189th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Tom Courtney ranks 888 out of 3,055Before him are Gelindo Bordin, Gerd Kanter, Victor d'Arcy, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Evelyne Hall, and Ana Fidelia Quirot. After him are Tom Sandberg, Vladimir Yashchenko, Allan Wells, Tamás Mendelényi, Tiril Eckhoff, and Milt Campbell.

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Among people born in 1933, Tom Courtney ranks 387Before him are Lee Calhoun, Bob Bondurant, Daniel Massey, Leonard Peikoff, Pete Wilson, and Michael Parenti. After him are Milt Campbell, Boris Tatushin, Kathryn Crosby, Glenn Corbett, Chita Rivera, and Charles Vinci.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Courtney ranks 9,496 out of 15,968Before him are John Bartram (1699), Howard Dean (1948), David Murray (1955), Guion Bluford (1942), RJ Mitte (1992), and Taylor Hawkins (1972). After him are Warren William (1894), Anne Smith (1959), Billy Higgins (1936), Clint Howard (1959), Ann B. Davis (1926), and Roger Bart (1962).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Tom Courtney ranks 189Before him are Cy Young (1928), Gail Devers (1966), Charles Dumas (1937), Arthur L. Newton (1883), Dorothy Poynton-Hill (1915), and Evelyne Hall (1909). After him are Milt Campbell (1933), Fred Tootell (1902), George Saling (1909), Oscar Olson (1878), Randy Matson (1945), and George Baird (1907).