Jackson Scholz

Jackson Volney Scholz ( born March 15, 1897 in Buchanan, Michigan, † October 26, 1986 in Delray Beach, Florida) was an American track and field athlete and Olympic champion.

Scholz studied at the University of Missouri. With his studies and preparations for the Olympics, he was busy, so he at this time only one national championship in 1925 over 220 yards gained. He participated in the 1920 Olympic Games, in 1924 and 1928.

The VII Summer Olympics in Antwerp in 1920, he won the team gold medal in the 4 x 100 - meter relay along with his teammates Charles Paddock, Loren Murchison and Morris Kirksey, before the teams from France ( silver ) and Sweden ( bronze ). In the same year he presented on 6 September in Stockholm with a time of 10.6 s on the 100 - meter distance a new official world record.

In the VIII Summer Olympics in Paris in 1924 he won the gold medal in the 200 -meter run, before the American Charles Paddock ( silver ) and the British Eric Liddell (bronze). He also won the silver medal in the 100 -meter run behind the British Harold Abrahams ( gold) and ahead of New Zealand Arthur Porritt (bronze). For his participation in the IX. Summer Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928 he started as favorite, but could only reach the fourth place over 200 meters.