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Alonzo Babers

Full name: Alonzo C. Babers
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 30, 1961 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: Bud Light Track America
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Alonzo Babers had a brief but quite successful international athletics career. Born into a military family, Babers grew up in a US military base in West Germany and, from 1979-83, attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduating with a major in aerospace engineering and also running track and playing one season of American football with them. Babers made his international début at the 1983 World Championships as a member of the American 4x400 relay team, but the team finished in a disappointing sixth place in the final. The next year was the best and last season for Babers as a competitive athlete. Babers was second at the US Olympic trials in the 400 m and, although not considered as a potential medal candidate at the Olympics, won gold in both the 400 metres and 4x400 relay. While training for and competing in the 1984 Olympics, Babers held the rank of Lieutenant in the US Air Force. Just one month after his double-gold performance in Los Angeles, Babers reported to flight training school and began a career as a pilot, ending his athletics career. He was an active duty officer in the US Air Force from 1983-91 and later served in the Air Force Reserves. Babers later became a pilot for United Airlines.

Personal Best: 400 – 44.27 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 1 44.27 0,175 4
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 45.17 7
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 44.75 5
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 45.81 7

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 2:57.91 43,75
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 3:01.44