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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.

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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