Jackson Volney Scholz

Jackson Volney Scholz

Birth
Buchanan, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Oct 1986 (aged 89)
Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Plot Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 7318895 · View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. A star sprinter at the University of Missouri, he made his first Olympic appearance in 1920, winning a gold medal in the 4x 100 relay after taking fourth in the 100 meters. In 1924 before taking second to Harold Abrahams of Great Britain in the 100, he won the 200. He also ran the 200 in the 1928 Olympic Games and once again was fourth. Scholz's only national title came in 1925 when he won the AAU 220. The story of the race between him and Abrahams at the 1924 Olympic Games inspired the 1981 film, "Chariots Of Fire."

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7318895
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jackson Volney Scholz (15 Mar 1897–26 Oct 1986), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7318895, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.