Bill Jankunis
Personal information
Born (1955-06-29) June 29, 1955 (age 66)
Home townStaten Island, New York
Event(s)High jump

William John Jankunis (born June 29, 1955) is an American athlete.[1] He competed in the men's high jump at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[2] Jankunis won the 1976 United States Summer Olympic High Jump Trials on June 28, 1976, at University of Oregon's Hayward Stadium with a jump of 2.28 metres (7 ft. 5 3⁄4 in).[3]

As a resident of Midland Beach, Jankunis attended New Dorp High School in New Dorp, Staten Island, New York. He was inducted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.[2][4][5]


  1. ^ "Bill Jankunis". Olympedia. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bill Jankunis Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "They survived the Trials to make it to Montreal". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). June 28, 1976. p. 5B.
  4. ^ "Family and friends honor former New Dorp star and U.S. Olympian Bill Jankunis". Staten Island Advance. June 30, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Gordon, Cormac (June 27, 2016). "Forty years later, a little party for under-the-radar Olympian Bill Jankunis". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved April 15, 2019.