Duncan Anderson McNaughton

Duncan Anderson McNaughton, track and field athlete (b at Cornwall, Ont 7 Dec 1910; d at Austin, Tx 15 Jan 1998). Raised at Kelowna and Vancouver Duncan McNaughton attended the University of Southern California, joining its track
Duncan Anderson McNaughton, track and field athlete (b at Cornwall, Ont 7 Dec 1910; d at Austin, Tx 15 Jan 1998). Raised at Kelowna and Vancouver Duncan McNaughton attended the University of Southern California, joining its track


McNaughton, Duncan

McNaughton, Duncan Anderson

 Duncan Anderson McNaughton, track and field athlete (b at Cornwall, Ont 7 Dec 1910; d at Austin, Tx 15 Jan 1998). Raised at Kelowna and Vancouver Duncan McNaughton attended the University of Southern California, joining its track team as a high jumper. Duncan McNaughton's "diving" western-roll technique disqualified him at the 1930 British Empire Games and nearly excluded him from the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Ultimately, he was allowed to compete and, in a dramatic jump-off to break a tie, he cleared the bar at 6 ft 6 in (2 m), beating Americans Bob Van Osdel and Cornelius Johnson and the Philippines' Simeon Toribio for the gold. A year later Duncan McNaughton retired; he distinguished himself in the RCAF and later as a petroleum geologist.

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