Davis’s sports career was quite good already because he fell ill with polio as a child.
High jump an American who jumped for his Olympic gold at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics Walt “Buddy” Davis died on tuesday says Inside the Games, the site following Olympic sports. Davis was 89 years old.
Davis stretched to Olympic record 204 at Helsinki Stadium in the Olympic finals, defeating his compatriot Kenneth Wiesner by three cents. Davis also jumped to ME height in his career, exceeding 212 cents in 1953.
Davis is also claimed to have been the first to cross the American and British lengths by seven feet (213 cents), but the result was not recorded after it entered the unofficial race.
Three months before the Olympic win, Davis was booked for the NBA Professional Basketball League, and 203-centimeter Davis has played five seasons in the NBA since 1953 in the ranks of the Philadelphia Warriors and St. Louis Hawks.
He won the NBA championship at the Warriors in 1956 and the Hawks in 1958.
Davis’s sports career was quite good already because he fell ill with polio as a child. The leg strengthening exercises Davis went through eventually proved important as he climbed to the top in both high jump and basketball.
“As for the polio, I was only eight at the time, and I didn’t realize what it was all about. I just realized that my mother was sad and I was treated like a king. The scariest were those footrests and the fact that I had to stay in bed all the time, ”Davis recalled Port Arthur News in 2016.