B. 1982-10-10, Cangas, Spain
Canoeing (1 gold, 3 silver)
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Olympic Competitor nr 3963
Olympic Competitor nr 5549
Olympic Competitor nr 3280
B. 1933-02-23, Laurel, Miss., USA; D. 1989-06-22
Track and Field (2 gold)
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He tied with Jack Davis in the US trials before the Melbourne Olympics and
a foto-finish had to split them at Melbourne.
In 1958 he was suspended by the Amateur Athletic Union because his wife had received 1000$ on a TV-game show. After missing a season he equalled the world record at 13.2 sec in 1960, before winning the Olympic title for a second time, again on a foto-finish.
Inducted in 1974 in the USATF Hall of Fame.
Olympic Competitor nr 3332
Olympic Competitor nr 37
Olympic Competitor nr 1222
Olympic Competitor nr 4141
Olympic Competitor nr 264
Olympic Competitor nr 5557
Written 2001-01-16 - last modified 2011-08-15
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