Ed Gordon (athlete)

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Long jump

Edward Lansing "Ed" Gordon, Jr. (July 1, 1908 – September 5, 1971) was an American athlete, who competed mainly in the long jump.

He was born in Jackson, Mississippi and died in Detroit, Michigan.

At the 1928 Summer Olympics he finished seventh in the long jump competition.

He competed for the United States in the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States, where he won the gold medal in the long jump.

His son Edward Lansing Gordon III is the current host of Our World with Black Enterprise and has worked for BET, CBS News, NBC News, and NPR.

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