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Ralph Craig

Full name: Ralph Cook Craig
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: June 21, 1889 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: July 21, 1972 in Lake George, New York, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

While attending the University of Michigan, Ralph Craig won the IC4A 220 y in 1910 and 1911 and each time equalled the world record of 21.2 for a straightaway. In 1911 he also won the 100 y in 9.8. After his 1911 graduation, Craig represented the Detroit YMCA, and despite the lack of suitable training facilities available at the club, he made the 1912 Olympic team for Stockholm. Once in Sweden, Craig trained exceptionally hard and took first place in both Olympic sprints. This was virtually the end of his short but brilliant track career, but in his later years he took up yachting and was an alternate on the 1948 Olympic team. It is often written that Craig competed in 1948 at London, but this is not correct, although he was given the honor of carrying the U.S. flag in the opening ceremonies.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1912); 200 – 21.7 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 1 10.8 3
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 10.7
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Seventeen 1 QU 11.2

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 1 21.7 4
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 21.9
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 22.8