Richmond Landon

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Richmond Landon
Richmond Landon 1920.jpg
Richmond Landon in 1920
Personal information
Born November 20, 1898
Salisbury, Connecticut, United States
Died June 13, 1971 (aged 72)
Lynbrook, New York, United States
Alma mater Yale University
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump
Club NYAC, New York
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1.98 m (1921)

Richmond Wilcox "Dick" Landon (November 20, 1898 – June 13, 1971) was an American high jumper who won a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1]

Landon attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and Yale University. In 1922 he married Alice Lord, an Olympic diver he met on the boat to the 1920 Olympics.[1]

Richmond Landon was a guest on the television show "I've Got A Secret" as one of five former Olympic champions which aired October 13, 1954.


  1. ^ a b Dick Landon.

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