Winter, Paul : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Winter, Paul

Sport:
track and field

Country Represented:
France

Years Competed:
1932

Medals Received:
bronze

Olympic Info:
At the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, Winter competed in both the discus throw and shot put as a member of the French track and field team. In the discus, Winter won the bronze medal with a throw of 47.85-meters (157'0"), only 0.11-meters ahead of the fourth-place competitor. He was not as successful in the shot put, finishing in 13th place with a distance of 13.14-meters (43'1-1/4").

Career Highlights:
Winter was the French record holder in the discus (166'4-1/2") during the 1930s. In 1934, he finished second at the European Championships.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Feb. 6, 1906 - d. 1992

Origin:
Ribeauville, France


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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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