Jim Fuchs

Jim Fuchs

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James "Jim" Emanuel Fuchs was an American athlete who competed in both the discus and shot put. He developed a new shot-putting technique in order to compensate for a leg injury, and then used what he called "the sideways glide" to set world records and dominate the sport over a two-year span in the early 1950s. He won bronze medals in shot put at both the 1948 Summer Olympics in London and the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. Fuchs was born on December 6, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, where he starred in football at Hyde Park High School. He played football as a fullback at Yale University, but injuries kept him off the fieldshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133997958
  • 9786133997950