Virgil Severns

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Virgil Severns (born May 22, 1929) is a former male high jumper from the United States, who competed in the 1940s and 1950s. He is best known for winning the gold medal at the inaugural Pan American Games in 1951. Severns set his personal best in the men's high jump event (2.038 metres) on 1950-04-01 at a meet in Austin, Texas.


Year Tournament Venue Result Height
1950 US National Championships College Park, Maryland 1st 1.97 m
1951 Pan American Games Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st 1.95 m