Full name: Clifford Frederick "Cliff" Bourland
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: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|