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Willie Banks

Full name: William Augustus "Willie" Banks, III
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: March 11, 1956 in Travis Air Force Base, California, United States
Affiliations: Mazda Optimist Track Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A four-time TAC triple jump champion (1980-81, 83, 85), in 1985 Willie Banks won that meet with 17.97 (58-11½) to become the first American since Daniel Ahearn in 1911 to set a triple jump world record. Banks had a long career internationally, first representing the US at the 1977 World University Games (3rd). He won that event in 1979 and was 1985 World Cup champion, and won two silver medals at the Pan American Games (1979, 1987) and was runner up at the 1983 World Championships. He became a lawyer, but still competed, and was known as "The Bounding Barrister".

Personal Bests: HJ – 2.08 (6-10) (1977); LJ – 8.11 (26-7¼) (1981); TJ – 17.97 (58-11½) (1985).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 6
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 6

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 6 16.75
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round One 8 16.23
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 7 16.75 16.75
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 7 foul 16.75
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 7 foul 16.75
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 7 16.33 16.75
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 16.51
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round 9 QC 16.59
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 6 16.59
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 8 16.12 16.12 NM
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 16.59
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 6 17.03
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 5 17.03 17.03
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 16.90 17.03
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 pass 17.03
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 5 16.86 17.03
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 7 QC 16.57
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4 16.57
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 4 16.57
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 pass 16.57
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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