Albert Gutterson

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Albert Gutterson
Albert Gutterson 1912.jpg
Albert Gutterson at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
BornAugust 23, 1887
Andover, Vermont, United States
DiedApril 7, 1965 (aged 77)
Burlington, Vermont, United States
Alma materUniversity of Vermont
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Long jump
ClubBoston Athletic Association
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)7.60 m (1912)[1]

Albert Lovejoy Gutterson (August 23, 1887 – April 7, 1965) was an American athlete who won a gold medal in the long jump at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[2] Gutterson also set a new Olympic record of 7.60 meters at this event.[3]

Gutterson was a native of Springfield, VT and attended the University of Vermont where he was a standout in track and field. He is Vermont's first and only gold medalist in the Summer Olympics. The university's athletic complex, Gutterson Fieldhouse, home to the Catamount men's and women's hockey teams is named after him. Sports Illustrated ranked him fifth on its Top 50 Vermont athletes of the 20th century, and he is an original inductee of the University of Vermont Hall of Fame and Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. In 1963, Vermont dedicated the Albert Gutterson Field House in his honor.[4]

Gutterson was an engineer by education. He worked for the Jones and Lamson Machine Co. and then, in 1925–1950, in the petroleum industry. From 1950 to 1963, he served as president of Lovejoy Tool Company, which was founded by his uncle.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Track and Field Statistics: Albert Gutterson". trackfield.brinkster.net.
  2. ^ "Stockholm 1912 - Gutterson Albert (video)". olympic.org. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ Champagne, Lisa (12 July 2012). "UVM's Albert Gutterson Won Olympic Gold Medal 100 Years Ago Today". uvmathletics.com. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Albert Gutterson". sports-reference.com.
  5. ^ "Albert Gutterson". sports-reference.com.

External links[edit]

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