3 medals and an Olympic relay baton of Rs 5 lakh. Will be auctioned over
Jack London won silver and bronze in 1928
Dainik BhaskarNov 15, 2019, 10:34 AM IST Sports Desk. The medals of John Jack London, Britain's first black athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Games, will be auctioned. Jack won silver in the 100 meter sprint and bronze in the 4×4 100 meter relay at the 1928 Olympics. Apart from these two medals, a medal given to them as a memorial will also be auctioned. It was a silver colored medal, on which Jack's uncle later offered a gold layer, happy with the nephew's performance.
In addition, Jack has another medal. These four medals and the relay baton used in the 1928 Olympics have been put up for auction. Rs 5 lakh from auction Hope to gather.
Jack London equaled the world record in 1928
In 1905 Jack was born in Britain. He died in 1966. Won two medals at the Olympics.
In the semi-finals of the 1928 Olympics, he equaled the then world record of 10.6 seconds.
In 1932, Jack retired from sports to become a piano player. Played piano on many albums.