Gus Pope

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Gus Pope
Gus Pope 1920.jpg
Gus Pope in 1920
Personal information
Born November 29, 1898
Seattle, Washington, United States
Died 1953 (aged 54)
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, shot put
Club Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 46.50 m (1921)
SP – 14.25 m (1925)[1][2]

Augustus Russell "Gus" Pope (November 29, 1898 – 1953) was an American athlete. He won the bronze medal in the discus throw at the 1920 Summer Olympics and finished fourth in 1924.

In June 1921, Pope was the individual points leader with 10 points at the first NCAA track and field championships; Pope competed for the University of Washington and won both the shot put and the discus events at the 1921 NCAA championships.[3] The same year he was ranked as world's best discus thrower. Pope also played American football for the Huskies in 1919–20.[1]


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  2. ^ Augustus Pope.
  3. ^ "Illinois First in Great Meet: Notre Dame Second in National Collegiate Contests". Ogden Standard-Examiner. June 19, 1921.