Jackson Scholz

Jackson Volney Scholz (* 15. March 1897 in Buchanan, Michigan; † 26. October 1986) was an US-American athlete and olympia winner.

Scholz studied at the university of Missouri. With its study and the preparations for the olympic plays he was working at full capacity, so that he won a national championship title, 1925 over 220 yards , in this time only. It participated in the olympic plays 1920, 1924 and 1928.

With VII. Olympic summer games 1920 in Antwerp it won the silver medal in the 100-Meter-Lauf behind the Britisher Harold Abrahams (gold) and before the New Zealander Arthur Porritt (bronze) and the crew gold medal in 4 x 100-Meter-Staffellauf as well as its team colleagues the Charles PAD dock, trucks Murchinson and Morris Kirksey, before the teams from France (silver) and Sweden (bronze).

With VIII. Olympic summer games 1924 in Paris it won the gold medal in the 200-Meter-Lauf, before the American Charles PAD dock (silver) and the Britisher Eric Liddell (bronze). With its participation in IX. Olympic summer games 1928 in Amsterdam it started as favorite, could however only the 4. Place over 200 meters reach.


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