Gay Bryan

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Gaylord Damian "Gay" Bryan (May 1, 1927 – April 25, 2015) was a male long and triple jumper from the United States, who competed in the 1940s and 1950s for his native country. Bryan set his personal best in the men's long jump event (7.74 metres) on April 9, 1949 at a meet in Westwood. He failed to qualify for the Summer Olympics (1948 and 1952) during his career, he won the gold medal in the long jump at the 1951 Pan American Games and was a four-time national champion in the triple jump.

Bryan competed collegiately for Stanford University and is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1948 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1st Triple jump
1949 US National Championships Fresno, California 1st Long jump
1st Triple jump
1950 US National Championships College Park, Maryland 4th Long jump
1st Triple jump
1951 US National Championships Berkeley, California 2nd Long jump
1st Triple jump
Pan American Games Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st Long jump
1952 US National Championships Long Beach, California 5th Triple jump


  1. ^ "Hall of Fame: Gaylord Bryan". Stanford Department of Athletics. Retrieved May 12, 2014.