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Paul Drayton

Full name: Otis Paul Drayton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 8, 1939 in Glen Cove, New York, United States
Died: March 2, 2010
Affiliations: US Army, (USA) / Villanova Wildcats, Villanova (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

While at Villanova, Paul Drayton was a member of the U.S. relay team (with Frank Budd, Hayes Jones, and the non-Olympian Charles Frazier) which set a world record of 39.1 for the 4x100 m in the 1961 U.S.-USSR dual meet in Moskva. Three years later, in Tokyo, he played a part in bringing that record down to 39.0 and was the only runner on both record-breaking teams. He won the AAU 200m in 1961 and 1962, and tied with Henry Carr for the 1963 220y title. His winning time of 20.5 in 1962 equalled the world record. He defeated Carr, previously unbeaten that season, at the Final Trials, but it was Carr who took the Olympic title, with Drayton finishing second. Drayton settled with his wife near Cleveland, where he worked for many years as deputy project director for the city's Division of Recreation. After retirement, he worked part-time for the sheriff's department.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.3 (1961); 100 – 10.2 (1962); 200 – 20.55y (1962); 440y – 47.2 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 100 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 25 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 2 20.5 20.58 5
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/=OR 20.5 20.58
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 20.9 20,98
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 20.7 20,70

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 39.0 39.06 7
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/=OR 39.5 39,50
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 39.8 39,83
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