Full name: William Arthur "Bill" Carr
Height: 5'8" (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: United States
Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|