Leo Sexton

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1932 Los Angeles Shot put

Leo Joseph Sexton (August 27, 1909 – September 6, 1968) was an American athlete who mainly competed in the shot put.

He was born in Danvers, Massachusetts and died in Perry, Oklahoma.

He attended Georgetown University.

He competed for the United States at the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States, where he won the gold medal in the men's shot put. Sexton was the world record holder in this event for nearly a month in 1932.


In Swedish, the length of Sexton's shot put world record, 16.16 meters, is spelt "sexton, sexton meter".

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Preceded by
Germany Emil Hirschfeld
Men's Shot Put World Record Holder
August 27, 1932 – September 24, 1932
Succeeded by
Czechoslovakia František Douda