John Melvin Craft (born March 24, 1947, in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American former triple jumper who placed 5th in the Men's triple jump at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1] He attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated in ‘69 and ‘74. Craft also served as assistant coach at Eastern until 2002.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "John Craft". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.