Edward Cook (athlete)

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Edward Cook
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Pole vault

Edward Tiffin Cook, Jr. (November 27, 1888 – October 18, 1972) was an American athlete who competed in the men's pole vault. He competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics and tied for gold with fellow American vaulter Alfred Gilbert.[1]

In 1907, competing as a member of the Irish American Athletic Club, Cook won the pole vault event at the Amateur Athletic Union senior championships held in Jamestown, Virginia.

Cook was born in Chillicothe, Ohio.[1] He graduated from Cornell University in 1910 and was elected to the Sphinx Head Society during his senior year.


  1. ^ a b "Ed Cook". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 2013.