James Quinn (athlete)

James " Jimmy" Quinn ( born September 9, 1906 in Brooklyn, New York, NY, † 12 July 2004 in Cranston, Rhode Iceland ) was an American track and field athlete and Olympic champion.

As a student of the College of the Holy Cross, a Jesuit college in Worcester, Massachusetts, Quinn won the 1928 IC4A championships over 100 yards. In the same year he won at the IX. Summer Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928 along with his teammates Frank Wykoff, Charles Borah and Henry Russell, the team gold medal with a new world record time of 41.0 seconds ahead of the teams from Germany ( silver ) and Great Britain (bronze).