Jerome Biffle

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Jerome Biffle in 1950
Olympic medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Long jump

Jerome Cousins Biffle (March 20, 1928, Denver - September 4, 2002, Denver) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the long jump.

Biffle attended Denver East High School, where he won all-state honors in the 100 and 220-yard sprints, high jump and broad jump before landing at the University of Denver. Biffle was known as "the one-man track team" while attending DU. He led the Pioneers to the Skyline Conference title in 1949. In 1950, Biffle captured first place finishes at the Kansas, Drake, and West Coast Relays, which were known as the "big three" of college track events during that period, as well as winning the NCAA long jump title. In that same year, Biffle was named Track and Field News' top collegiate track star. After DU, he earned a spot on the 1952 U.S. Olympic team. He competed for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the long jump where he won the gold medal on his final attempt.

He later became a track coach and youth counselor at Denver East. He died in 2002 from pulmonary fibrosis.

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