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DeHart Hubbard

Inducted: 1979, athlete

Born: November 25, 1903 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Deceased: June 23, 1976

Events
Long Jump - 7.89 m
100 yd. - 9.60


William DeHart Hubbard was the first black athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal when he won the long jump at the 1924 Paris Games. A versatile multi-event competitor, he also represented the U.S. in the triple jump in 1924 and again long jumped at the 1928 Olympics. While at the University of Michigan, Hubbard won the NCAA Championships in the long jump in 1923 and 1925, setting a world record of 25' 10 3/4" on the latter occasion. In 1925, he also won the 100-yard dash at the NCAAs, tying the existing world record of 9.6 seconds. Hubbard won six straight AAU long jump titles from 1922 to 1927 and was AAU triple jump champion in 1922 and 1923.

Records Held
World Record: Long Jump - 7.89 m (June 13, 1925 - )
World Record: 100 yd. - 9.60

Championships
1924 Olympics: Long Jump (1st)
1922 AAU: Triple Jump (1st)
1922 AAU: Long Jump (1st)
1923 AAU: Triple Jump (1st)
1923 AAU: Long Jump (1st)
1924 AAU: Long Jump (1st)
1925 AAU: Long Jump (1st)
1926 AAU: Long Jump (1st)
1927 AAU: Long Jump (1st)
1923 NCAA: Long Jump (1st)
1925 NCAA: Long Jump - 7.89 m (1st)
1925 NCAA: 100 yd. - 9.60 (1st)

Education
undergraduate: Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), 1925

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