Leo Sexton

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Leo Sexton
Leo Sexton 1932.jpg
Leo Sexton at the 1932 Olympics
Personal information
Born August 27, 1909
Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
Died September 6, 1968 (aged 59)
Perry, Oklahoma, United States
Alma mater Georgetown University
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 108 kg (238 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Club NYAC, New York
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 16.16 m (1932)[1][2]

Leo Joseph Sexton (August 27, 1909 – September 6, 1968) was an American shot putter who won a gold medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Sexton was the world record holder for nearly a month in 1932. Despite his large frame (1.93 m, 108 kg), he cleared 1.96 m in the high jump in 1929. After retiring from sports he worked in insurance, becoming vice-president of a company in Perry, Oklahoma.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Leo Sexton. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Leo Sexton. trackfield.brinkster.net

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Preceded by
Emil Hirschfeld
Shot put world record holder
August 27, 1932 – September 24, 1932
Succeeded by
František Douda