Full name: Lawrence J. "Larry" Black
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: United States
Related Olympians: Cousin of Gerald Tinker.
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|