James Dillion

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James Dillion
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Personal information
Born May 2, 1929
Plain City, Ohio, U.S.
Died September 16, 2010 (aged 81)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Auburn University
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, shot put
Club Auburn Tigers
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 55.07 m (1954)
SP – 16.11 m (1952)[1][2]

James Leo "Jim" Dillion (May 2, 1929 – September 16, 2010)[3] was an American discus thrower who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Domestically he won the NCAA title in 1952 and the AAU title in 1952.[1]

After retiring from competitions Dillion became an airplane mechanic and private pilot. In a free time he restored planes and cars together with his son Jimmy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Jim Dillion Archived December 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ James Dillion. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Sept. 21, 2010. auburntigers.com