Gerry Ashworth

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Gerry Ashworth
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Full name Gerald Howard Ashworth
Born May 1, 1942 (1942-05) (age 73)
Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.

Gerald Howard "Gerry" Ashworth (born May 1, 1942 in Haverhill, Massachusetts) an American former athlete and Olympic gold medalist.


Ashworth is Jewish.[1][2] In 1961 he tied the world mark with a 6.1 in the 60-yard dash.[3]

He won the gold medal in the 4x100 m relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

The following year he ran in the Seventh Maccabiah Games.[1][4][5]

Ashworth attended Dartmouth College. He ran the second leg of the gold medal performance of the American 4x100 m relay team, which set a new world record of 39.0 at the Tokyo Olympics. Paul Drayton, Richard Stebbins and Bob Hayes ran the other legs.

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  1. ^ a b "Seventh Maccabiah Games Open Tomorrow In Ramat Gan Stadium". The Sun (Baltimore, Md.). August 22, 1965. 
  2. ^ Siegman, Joseph (2000). Jewish Sports Legends. ISBN 9781574882841. 
  3. ^ "Gerald Howard Ashworth". 
  4. ^ "U.S. Vaulters Fail to Win Maccabiah Action". The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.). August 30, 1965. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Wins Seven More In Israel". The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.). September 1, 1965. 

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