Somebody stole his shoes before his race. All he could find were two shoes of different sizes discarded in the trash can. One was too big so he wore extra socks. He ran his race like this, and got an Olympic gold medal, and set a world record.
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 1888 – March was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and de
Jim Thorpe—gold medalist at the 1912 Olympics, in the pentathlon and decathlon events.
New York Baseball in 1913 Presentation Oradell, NJ
Jim Thorpe was a Native American who may have been the greatest multi-sport athlete of all time.
Jim Thorpe All-American gold medalist in pentathlon & decathlon. He played football, baseball & basketball professionally. Had Olympic medals taken away.
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to "Bright (May 1888 – March
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Jim Thorpe The World's Greatest Athlete > did you know Jim Thorpe used to also play baseball? along with football & track
Who Was Jim Thorpe Considered One of the Best Athletes of All Time?
Jim Thorpe, age at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Born on Indian territory to parents of mixed ancestry, Thorpe won gold in the pentathlon and the decathlon, dominating eight of the fifteen events.Â He was later was stripped of both medals when it w !
Jim Thorpe Reds acquired the legendary athlete from the NYGiants in April and traded him back in August.
Truly a great American athlete. A true American as he's native. Have admired him since my son did a report and presentation on him years ago.
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Jim Thorpe in traditional regalia. With his semipro baseball career apparently only a memory, Thorpe made the U. team for the Olympic Games at Stockholm in There he became the only athlete ever to win both the pentathlon and the decathlon.
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Jim Thorpe - The greatest athlete of all time! All-American gold medalist in pentathlon decathlon. He played football, baseball basketball professionally.