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Wayne Collett

Full name: Wayne Curtis Collett
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: October 20, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: UCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Cousin of Regina Jacobs.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Wayne Collett of UCLA emerged as a world class one-lap runner in 1968 when he had five sub-46.0 marks. His fastest run of the year was in the quarter finals of the Final Trials, where he ran 44.9, but the effort of this run following a 45.6 heat led him to drop out in the semi-finals. In 1972, Collett was a surprise winner of the Final Trials, beating John Smith, Vince Matthews, and Lee Evans in a new personal best of 44.1. Matthews took his revenge in the Olympic final and beat Collett to the tape by some two meters. At the awards ceremony Collett and Matthews stood relaxed, arms akimbo, jackets disheveled and open, paying little heed to the national anthem. The IOC banned them for life from Olympic competition because of their behavior. Collett earned an M.B.A. in 1973 and a J.D. degree in 1977 – both from UCLA, and later worked as a lawyer, and in the real estate and mortgage business. In 1992 he was elected to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.6 (1971); 200 – 20.2 (1968); 400 – 44.1 (1972); 880y – 1:52.6 (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Final 2 44.80 3
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 45.77 2
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 45.80 2
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 2 QU 46.00 1
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