Ben Adams (track and field)

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Ben Adams
Ben Adams 1912.jpg
Benjamin Adams in 1912
Personal information
Born March 31, 1890
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died March 14, 1961 (aged 70)
Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Standing long/high jump
Club NYAC, New York

Benjamin "Ben" Willard Adams (March 31, 1890 – March 14, 1961) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the standing jumps. At the 1912 Summer Olympics he won a silver medal in the standing high jump and a bronze in the standing long jump, while his elder brother Platt Adams won a gold and a silver, respectively. Ben also competed in the exhibition baseball tournament for Sweden.[1]


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