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Bill Carr

Full name: William Arthur "Bill" Carr
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: October 24, 1909 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 14, 1966 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Bill Carr of Penn went to the the 1932 IC4A with a best time for the 440y of no better than 48.4, but at Berkeley he caused a major upset by beating the world record holder, Ben Eastman. He again beat Eastman at the AAU, which also served as the Final Trials that year, and crowned the season, which he had begun as an unknown, by winning the Olympic title. Once more the runner-up was Ben Eastman and this time Carr took Eastman’s world record with a 46.2 clocking. Carr then anchored the winning U.S. 1,600 meter relay team to another world record of 3:08.2. Soon after the Olympics, Bill Carr was seriously injured in an automobile accident and never ran competitively again. Throughout his career, albeit a tragically brief one, Carr was never beaten over the one lap distance. He died of a heart attack while on vacation in Japan.

Personal Best: 400 – 46.28 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 1 Gold WR
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 1 WR 46.2 46.28 4
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 47.2 47.25
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 48.4 48.31
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 48.8 48.70

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 3:08.2 3:08.14 46,2
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 3:11.8
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