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Ed Ablowich

Full name: Edgar Allen "Ed" Ablowich
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: April 29, 1913 in Greenville, Texas, United States
Died: April 6, 1998 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Fourth place at the Olympic Trials earned Ed Ablowich, the 19-year-old from Southern Cal, a place on the Olympic relay team. He ran a creditable second leg of 47.6 when hard pressed by Tom Hampson (GBR), the newly crowned 800 meter champion. Ablowich also finished second in the 1934 AAU 400 m hurdles. He later became an associate professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wyoming University. His son, Ron, also a talented intermediate hurdler at Georgia Tech, ran in the 1960 Olympic Trials but failed to make the team for Rome.

Personal Best\: 400 – 47.58y (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 3:08.2 3:08.14 47,6
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 3:11.8