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Donald Wallace Gordon

American gymnast and inventor


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Donald Wallace Gordon was an American gymnast and Inventor who is notable for inventing the first landing mats, incline mats, octagons and all the other foam shapes that currently fill gymnastic schools. Gordon also invented the foam landing pits for pole-vaulters and high jumpers used in all Track and Field competitions including the 1968 Olympics, where they made their first Olympic debut.

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Brigham Young University

Private research university in Provo, Utah, United States

California State University, Northridge