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Earl John Thomson (February 15, 1895 – April 19, 1971) was Canadian athlete, a specialist in the high hurdles. Athletics, known as Track and Field in the United States has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1920 At the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, 29 athletics events were contested all for men only Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Hurdling is a type of track and field race There are Sprint hurdle races and long hurdle Races.
Born in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Thomson moved to southern California at age 8, because the warm weather would be better for his mother. Birch Hills re-directs here Birch Hills is a town located in Saskatchewan, Canada. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. His family never applied for American citizenship, and when he applied to be on the Canadian team for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, he was gladly put on the Canadian team, because Thomson had become one of the top hurdlers in the US. The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1920 ||-||-||-||} Antwerp ( Dutch:, French: Anvers) is a City and Municipality in Belgium and the capital of the In 1918, he had already won the AAU championships in the high hurdles, and in 1920, he set a new world record in the 110 m hurdles, running 14. Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Official NameAmateur Athletic Union of the United States Incorporated (AAU Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline usually a Sports event 4. This record would remain unbeaten until 1931, although it was equalled a number of times. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
At the Olympics, Earl Thomson won a clear victory over his American rivals. The following year, Thomson equalled his own world record, and won the AAU, IC4A and NCAA championships. IC4A or ICAAAA ( Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America) is an annual men's Competition held at different colleges every year The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations He retired after his third AAU title, in 1922. Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Later, Thomson became a track and field coach, coaching the team of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for 36 years. The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States Annapolis is the capital of the US state of Maryland, as well as the County seat of Anne Arundel County. He died in Annapolis, aged 76.