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Ollan Cassell

Full name: Ollan Conley Cassell
Nickname(s): Conn
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 5, 1937 in Norton, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Houston Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to competing in the 400 m, Ollan Cassell picked up a gold medal and a share of a new world record as lead-off man in the 4×400 metres relay at Tokyo. After graduation from the University of Houston, he represented the Houston Track Club. At the 1963 Pan American Games he won silver in the 200 metres and gold with both relay teams in the 4×100 metres (with Earl Young, Ira Murchison, and the non-Olympian Brooks Johnson) and in the 4×400 metres (with Earl Young and the non-Olympians James Johnson and Richard Edmunds). At the AAU Cassell won the 220y in 1957 and the 440y in 1965. He later became executive director of The Athletics Congress, track's governing body in the United States.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.4 (1957); 200 – 20.8 (1963); 400 – 45.6 (1964); 880y – 1:50.7 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 5 h2 r3/4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo 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)
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 46.6 46,69
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 46.2 46,24
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 46.8 46,81

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 3:00.7 46,0
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:05.3
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