Memorial For USC Olympian Moose Thompson


A memorial was held today at USC’s Davidson Conference Center for gold-medal winning shot putter Wilbur “Moose” Thompson, who won the shot put at the 1948 London Olympics. Former USC track coach Ron Allice was among the speakers.

Thompson was also a member of USC’s 1942 NCAA title team and was the sixth-oldest living U.S. Olympic gold medalist at the time of his death in December. He was 92.

The family is donating his gold medal to USC.

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  • The Capper

    As a high school friend of Thompson, this must be a difficult time for you. My condolences.

  • Ray Reyes

    FIGHT ON forever Moose!