Charles Jewtraw grew up near Lake Placid, New York and became the first gold medalist of the Winter Olympics by winning the opening event of the first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix 1924: the 500 m speed skating.
At these games he also competed in the 5000 m speed-skate (placed 13th) and in the 1500 m (placed 8th).
He retired as a speed-skater after the 1924 Olympic Games and became a representative for the Spalding Sporting Goods Company.
|Athletes with the most medals at Winter Olympics
January 26, 1924 – January 26, 1924
With: Oskar Olsen
Clas Thunberg and Roald Larsen
|Short description||Speed skater|
|Date of birth||5 May 1900|
|Place of birth||Harkness NY|
|Date of death||26 January 1996|
|Place of death||Palm Beach, FL|
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