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Cliff Bourland

Full name: Clifford Frederick "Cliff" Bourland
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: January 1, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After placing fifth in the 200m at the 1948 Olympics, Cliff Bourland confirmed that he was really at his best over the full lap with a 47.3 second leg in the 4×400 m relay, which put the U.S. into a winning lead. Bourland had reached the peak of his career some years earlier. In the 1941 AAU he finished third in the 400m in 46.1 and ran a 46.0 relay leg when Southern Cal finished second to Cal/Berkeley, with both teams breaking the world record for the 4×400 m relay. Cliff Bourland also won the AAU and NCAA 400 m in 1942 and 1943, placing second both years in the 200. He then enlisted in the Navy and served as the Captain of a landing craft tank, but he returned to Southern Cal in 1947. After the war he attempted to enter local politics with little success, and then went to work for an insurance company, and later became part owner of Norris, Biggs, and Simpson, a mortgage banking firm.

Personal Bests\: 200 – 21.0 (1948); 400 – 46.1 (1941).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 5
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L T(A 1/10)
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final 5 21.3est at 0.27 5
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 21.5 21.6
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 21.3
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 21.3 21.7

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A 1/10) ST
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States USA Final 1 3:10.4 3:10.4 47,3
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:12.6 3:12.6
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