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Frank Budd

Full name: Francis Joseph "Frank" Budd
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: July 20, 1939 in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 29, 2014 in Marlton, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Philadelphia Pioneer Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

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Biography

In 1961-62, Frank Budd was considered the fastest sprinter in the world. He set world records in 1961 in the 100 yards, the 220 yard straight, and ran on a world-record setting 4×100 relay team (with Hayes Jones, Paul Drayton, and the non-Olympian Charles Frazier). His winning time of 9.2 at the 1962 AAU Meet was a world record for the 100 y and broke the record of 9.3 which had first been set in 1948. Earlier in the year he had run 20.0 on a straight (220 y) in the Villanova vs. Quantico Marines meet. Budd was NCAA Champion for Villanova in the 220 in 1961 and won the 100 in both 1961-62. He was AAU 100 yard champion in 1961 and won the AAU indoor 60 y in 1961-62. He was world ranked #1 in the 100 in 1961. His sprint dominance was surpassed when Bob Hayes came to prominence in 1962.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.2 (1961); 100 – 10.2 (1961); 220y – 20.0s (1962); 200 – 20.8 (1961).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 5
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA AC

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States Final 5 10.3 10.46 2
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 10.5 10.65
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 10.4 10.52
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Nine 2 QU 10.4 10.55

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States USA Final AC DQ [39.4] [39.60] 1
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 39.7 39.67
1960 Summer 21 Roma Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 39.7 39.87
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