Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame

coming in at 22.4.​


​After serving in World War I as a Lieutenant (field artillery) in the U.S. Marines, Paddock studied at the University of Southern California. There he became a member of the track & field team and excelled in the sprint events. 


After the Allied Games in 1919, in which soldiers of the allied nations competed against each other, Paddock was the first person named "The fastest man alive."


Three years after graduation from Pasadena, Paddock represented his country and won a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium in the 100 and a silver in the 200. Paddock later won silver in the 200 at the 1924 Olympic Games. In 1928, Paddock participated in his third Olympic Games, but failed to reach the 200m final.


In 1943, during World War II, both Major General William P. Upshur and Paddock died in a plane crash near Sitka, Alaska.  Before his death, he managed the Pasadena Star News.




Honors​​

1920

Olympic 100m Gold Medal

Olympic 4x-100m Relay Gold Medal

Olympic 200m

Silver Medal

1923

Universiade

100m & 200m

Gold Medal

1924

Olympic 200m

Silver Medal


Charles Paddock excelled in track & field for Pasadena High School. He was the CIF Southern Section champion in the 100-yard dash from 1915-1917 with corresponding times of 10.6 seconds​, 10.4 seconds and 10 seconds flat, respectively. Paddock was the state 100 champ in 1915 and 1917.


​Paddock was also a Southern Section and state champion in the 200 during those three  years,  with his fastest time

PASHOF INDUCTEE

Charles Paddock

Charles Paddock

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED NOVEMBER 29, 2017 - THE ROSE BOWL


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THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  NOVEMBER 29, 2017  -  THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!