James Donahue

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm Pentathlon

James Joseph Donahue (April 20, 1885, Brooklyn – March 15, 1966, Glen Rock, New Jersey) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the pentathlon. He competed in the pentathlon for the United States team during the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden where he won the bronze medal. On winner Jim Thorpe's subsequent disqualification for professionalism in 1913, Donahue was declared vice-champion (silver medalist). In 1982 Thorpe was reinstated as champion by the IOC; however, Donahue was still to be considered vice-champion (silver medalist).[1]


  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (April 2013). "Jim Donahue Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-04-07.