Wilbur Thompson

1921 - 2013

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Wilbur Marvin "Moose" Thompson (April 6, 1921 – December 25, 2013) was an American shot putter who won a gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics. While studying at Modesto Junior College, Thompson won the national junior college title in 1939 and 1940. He then served in the US Army during World War II, and in 1946 placed second at the NCAA championships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilbur Thompson has received more than 24,196 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilbur Thompson is the 1,023rd most popular athlete, the 10,485th most popular biography from United States and the 226th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Wilbur Thompson ranks 1,023 out of 3,055Before him are Mayumi Aoki, Fred Børre Lundberg, Joan Benoit, Harald Schmid, Kaarlo Maaninka, and Tiina Lillak. After him are Francis Obikwelu, Torben Grael, Thomas Schönlebe, John Taylor, Kim Collins, and Dietmar Mögenburg.

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Among people born in 1921, Wilbur Thompson ranks 355Before him are Jack Valenti, Walter Kaufmann, Joan Greenwood, Cliff Barker, Janet Blair, and Wayne C. Booth. After him are Henry Cockburn, Monty Hall, Vivian Blaine, Peggy Rea, Rodger Ward, and Bobby Wanzer. Among people deceased in 2013, Wilbur Thompson ranks 393Before him are Stefano Borgonovo, Tom Foley, Sayan Sanya, Patricia Blair, Audrey Totter, and Reg Presley. After him are Ray Price, Tom Laughlin, Shamshad Begum, Frank Lautenberg, Janet Rowley, and Karla Álvarez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wilbur Thompson ranks 10,485 out of 15,968Before him are Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931), Marc Connelly (1890), Gene Hoglan (1967), Greg Valentine (1951), Terry Farrell (1963), and Kira Kosarin (1997). After him are Lowell Thomas (1892), Duane Swanson (1913), Mina (1997), Frank Kameny (1925), Joyce DiDonato (1969), and Don Barksdale (1923).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Wilbur Thompson ranks 226Before him are Charles Moore (1929), Alan Helffrich (1900), Horace Ashenfelter (1923), Bob Richards (1926), Barney Ewell (1918), and Joan Benoit (1957). After him are John Taylor (1883), Norvel Lee (1924), Jim Bausch (1906), Bob Seagren (1946), Randy Williams (1953), and Ronnie Ray Smith (1949).