Irving Baxter

Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1900 Paris High jump
Gold medal – first place 1900 Paris Pole vault
Silver medal – second place 1900 Paris Standing high jump
Silver medal – second place 1900 Paris Standing long jump
Silver medal – second place 1900 Paris Standing triple jump

Irving Knot Baxter (March 25, 1876 in Utica, New York – June 13, 1957) was an American athlete, who won the gold medal in both the men's high jump and the pole vault at the 1900 Summer Olympics, in Paris, France.[1]

Irving Baxter pole vaulting at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Irving Baxter pole vaulting at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Baxter also took second place to Ray Ewry in all three of the standing jumps (long, triple, and high) in 1900.

He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1899 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1901[2]

References

  1. ^ "Irving Baxter". Olympedia. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  2. ^ https://archives.upenn.edu/exhibits/penn-people/biography/irving-knott-baxter accessed August 5 2021