Robert Leavitt

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Robert Leavitt
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing the  United States
Intercalated Games
Gold medal – first place 1906 Athens 110 metre hurdles

Robert Grandison "Bob" Leavitt (September 20, 1883 – February 2, 1954) was an American athlete, winner of 110 m hurdles at the 1906 Intercalated Games.

Robert Leavitt was a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and graduated from Williams College in 1907.[1] He never won any major tournament except the Olympic Games.

At Athens, American Hugo Friend was favored to win the gold medal in high hurdles. But Friend stumbled against the first hurdle and was out. Leavitt and Alfred Healey from Great Britain leaped over the hurdles in one rhythm and finished in the same time. After protracted discussion, Olympic officials decided that Leavitt had won by one foot.


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