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Samuel Anderson

Full name: Samuel Aurelio Anderson Schweyer
Gender: Male
Height: 14-3 (171 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: September 25, 1929 in Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba
Died: August 18, 2012 in Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
Country: CUB Cuba
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Samuel Anderson was a high hurdler who won a bronze medal at the 1951 Pan-American Games and was the gold medalist at the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC), having won silver in that event at the 1950 CAC Games. He also competed at the 1955 Pan-Ams, placing fourth in the high hurdles. After graduating from the National Institute of Physical Education in Cuba, he attended the University of Illinois on a track scholarship and stayed in the United States. Also a talented baseball player, he had a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, but never played professional ball, and later had a long career as a receiving clerk.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 110H – 14.2 (1951).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Cuba CUB 3 h3 r1/3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Cuba CUB 4 h2 r2/3

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Cuba Round One Heat Three 3 15.1 15.24

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Cuba CUB Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 41.5 41.67
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Cuba CUB Round One Heat Two 3 QU 41.9 42.14
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