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Henry Carr

Full name: Henry William Carr
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: November 27, 1942 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: Phoenix Olympic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

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Biography

Henry Carr won the NCAA 220y in 1963 and tied for first place in the AAU. The following year, as a member of the Phoenix Olympic Club, he won the AAU outright and lowered the world record for the furlong to 20.2, having himself set the previous record of 20.3 in 1963. At the Tokyo Olympics he won the 200m in a new Olympic record of 20.3 and ran a 44.5 anchor leg in the 1,600 meter relay to bring the U.S. home in a new world record of 3:00.7. In two seasons (1963-64), Carr lost only two races at 200m/220y. Henry Carr went on to a good career in pro football as a defensive back with the New York Giants from 1965 through 1968. He later became a devout Christian and worked as a lay preacher.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.3 (1963); 100 – 10.2 (1964); 200 – 20.1y (1964); 400 – 45.4 (1963).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 1 OR 20.3 20.36 7
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 20.6 20,69
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 21.0 21,02
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 21.1 21,12

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 3:00.7 44,5
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:05.3
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