Gerry Ashworth
Personal information
Full nameGerald Howard Ashworth
BornMay 1, 1942 (1942-05) (age 80)
Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.
Medal record

Gerald Howard "Gerry" Ashworth (born May 1, 1942 in Haverhill, Massachusetts) an American former athlete and Olympic gold medalist.


Ashworth is Jewish.[2][3] In 1961 he tied the world mark with a 6.1 in the 60-yard dash.[4]

He won the gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

The following year he ran in the Seventh Maccabiah Games.[2][5][6]

Ashworth attended Dartmouth College. He ran the second leg of the gold medal performance of the American 4 × 100 m relay team, which set a new world record of 39.0 at the Tokyo Olympics. Paul Drayton, Richard Stebbins and Bob Hayes ran the other legs.

See also


  1. ^ "U.S. RELAY TEAMS SNAP 2 RECORDS; Runners Score in Tel Aviv as Maccabiah Games End". The New York Times. September 1965.
  2. ^ a b "Seventh Maccabiah Games Open Tomorrow In Ramat Gan Stadium". The Sun. Baltimore, Md. August 22, 1965.
  3. ^ Siegman, Joseph (2000). Jewish Sports Legends. ISBN 9781574882841.
  4. ^ "Gerald Howard Ashworth".
  5. ^ "U.S. Vaulters Fail to Win Maccabiah Action". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. August 30, 1965.
  6. ^ "U.S. Wins Seven More In Israel". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. September 1, 1965.