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Hasely Crawford

Full name: Hasely Joachim Crawford
Nickname(s): Raj Paul
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: August 16, 1950 in Marabella, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Affiliations: Eastern Michigan Eagles, Ypsilanti (USA)
Country: TTO Trinidad and Tobago
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Hasely Crawford took up athletics only at the age of 17 and made his international début at the 1970 Commonwealth Games, where he won bronze in the 100 metres. Only two years later, he surprisingly qualified for the 100 metre final at the Munich Olympics, but pulled his hamstring after 20 metres and failed to finish. Crawford won a silver medal in the 100 m at the 1975 Pan American Games and, as an Eastern Michigan University student, won the NCAA 100 m title that year. Crawford prepared specially for the 100 and 200 events at the 1976 Olympics with his college coach Bob Parks, whose strategy was allowing Crawford to only run in a few races during the season. This tactic paid off as, at the Olympics, Crawford narrowly won the 100 metre final in a time of 10.06, just 0.02 in front of Don Quarrie of Jamaica, winning Trinidad and Tobago's first Olympic gold medal. He had also qualified for the 200 final, but injured his groin mid-race and limped to the finish last, nearly a minute behind the rest of the competitors. After the Olympics Crawford won the 100 at the 1977 Central American and Caribbean Championships and won his final major international medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games, where he won bronze in the 100. Crawford continued to represent Trinidad and Tobago at major international tournaments until the mid-1980s, including at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics, but never reached the final again. Domestically, Crawford won five Trinidad and Tobago 100 m titles (1972, 1975-76, 1979-80) and one 200 m title (1976). In 2000 Crawford was named the Trinidad and Tobago Athlete of the Millennium and he is a member of the Caribbean Hall of Fame, one of only three track and field athletes to be inducted, along with Ato Boldon and Arthur Wint.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.06 (1976); 200 – 20.2 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Men's 100 metres Trinidad and Tobago TTO AC
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's 100 metres Trinidad and Tobago TTO 1 Gold
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's 200 metres Trinidad and Tobago TTO 8
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Men's 100 metres Trinidad and Tobago TTO 5T h1 r2/4
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Trinidad and Tobago TTO 5 h1 r1/2
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 100 metres Trinidad and Tobago TTO 4 h1 r2/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank L T(A)
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Final AC DNF 3
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 7 10.36
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Quarter-Finals Heat Three 3 QU 7 10.18
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 2 10.50
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Final 1 1 10.06
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 7 10.22
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 1 10.29
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Round One Heat One 1 QU 7 10.42
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Quarter-Finals Heat One 5T 8 10.28
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Round One Heat Five 2 QU 5 10.42
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Quarter-Finals Heat One 4 2 10.56
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Round One Heat One 4 QC 7 10.48

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Final 8 1:19.60 5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 20.99 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 20.95 8
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Trinidad and Tobago Round One Heat Two 3 QU 22.35 5

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Trinidad and Tobago TTO Round One Heat One 5 39.74 8
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