John Craft

John Melvin Craft (born March 24, 1947, in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American former triple jumper who placed 5th in the Men's triple jump at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1] He attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated in ‘69 and ‘74. Craft also served as assistant coach at Eastern until 2002.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "John Craft". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.