Bob Mathias, Tulare, Calif., high school boy, makes mighty discus toss in Wembley England Stadium August 6, 1948 to take lead in the Decathlon in the London Summer Olympics. Mathias, 17, hurled the discus for a distance of 144 feet 4 inches to top the field. Toss earned him 834 points and boosted his Decathlon total to 5,500 points.
Bob Mathias, Tulare, Calif., high school boy, makes mighty discus toss in Wembley England Stadium August 6, 1948 to take lead in the Decathlon in the London Summer Olympics. Mathias, 17, hurled the discus for a distance of 144 feet 4 inches to top the field. Toss earned him 834 points and boosted his Decathlon total to 5,500 points. AP
Bob Mathias, Tulare, Calif., high school boy, makes mighty discus toss in Wembley England Stadium August 6, 1948 to take lead in the Decathlon in the London Summer Olympics. Mathias, 17, hurled the discus for a distance of 144 feet 4 inches to top the field. Toss earned him 834 points and boosted his Decathlon total to 5,500 points. AP

American Bob Mathias became youngest decathlon winner on this day in 1948 Olympics

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