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Larry Black

Full name: Lawrence J. "Larry" Black
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: July 20, 1951 in Miami, Florida, United States
Died: February 8, 2006 in Miami, Florida, United States
Affiliations: North Carolina Central University, Durham (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Cousin of Gerald Tinker.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Larry Black twice ran 20.0 before the München Games, but lost the Olympic title to Valery Borzov of the USSR by two meters. He had a fine collegiate season for North Carolina Central in 1971, winning the NCAA, NAIA, and NCAA-College Division. A versatile all-round sprinter, Black led off the Olympic 4 x 100 meters relay team that posted a new world record and he ran a 440y relay leg in 43.8 at the 1972 Penn Relays. Black was from Miami and returned there, becoming director of that city’s parks and recreation department. Larry Black was a first cousin of fellow Olympian, Gerry Tinker.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.3 (1974); 200 – 20.19 (1972); 440y – 46.6 (1970).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final 2 20.19 1
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 20.36 1
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 20.28 5
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 20.79 3

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST L
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 38.19 10,3 1
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 38.54
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 38.96
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