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Wilbur Thompson

Wilbur Thompson
Born (1921-04-06)April 6, 1921
Died December 25, 2013(2013-12-25) (aged 92)
Wilbur Thompson
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Shot put

Wilbur Marvin "Moose" Thompson (April 6, 1921 – December 25, 2013) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the shot put. He was born in Frankfort, South Dakota.[1] Thompson attended the University of Southern California.[2] He competed for the United States in the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain in the shot put where he won the gold medal. He died on December 25, 2013 at the age of 92.[3]


  1. ^ Wilbur Thompson's profile at Sports
  2. ^ USC OLYMPIANS: 1904-2004, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 13, 2008.
  3. ^ Wilbur Thompson's obituary
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