Seymour, Steve : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Seymour, Steve

Seymour Cohen

track and field

Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:

Medals Received:

Olympic Info:
Seymour was a member of the United States track and field team at the 1948 London Olympics, and competed in the javelin throw. In the qualifying round, he finished fourth with a throw of 209'1", and advanced to the finals. In the final round, Seymour had an outstanding throw of 221'7 1/2" to win the silver medal. His distance was, at the time, the best Olympic result by an American in the javelin.

Career Highlights:
Seymour, who began throwing the javelin while in high school, was one of the world's best in the 1940s. He set the American javelin record twice; in 1945 (235'3") and 1947 (248'10"). Steve was ranked in the top ten four times in a five year span; first in 1947, second in 1948, tenth in 1950, and ninth in 1951.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Oct. 4, 1920

New York City

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encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, August 5, 1948