Full name: Lee Edward Evans
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: February 25, 1947 in Madera, California, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Valley Youth Village, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)
In 1966, his first year out of Overfelt High School, Lee Evans was undefeated and won his first AAU title. In 1967 he won the 400 m and the 4×400 m relay (with Vince Matthews and the non-Olympians Emmett Taylor and Albert Stinson) at the Pan American Games and in 1968, while a junior at San Jose State, he was NCAA champion. Evans then went on to win the Final Trials with a world record of 44.0 (44.06), which he reduced to 43.86 in the Olympic final. He won a second gold and another world record plaque in the 4×400 m relay. Evans won the last of his five AAU titles in 1972 and, after placing fifth at the Final Trials, went to München as a member of the 4×400 m relay team. However, because of the ouster of Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett, and the injury to John Smith, the U.S. could not field a team in this event. At the end of the 1972 season, Evans joined the professional ranks. His 400 m mark of 43.86 stood as a world record until broken by Butch Reynolds in 1988.
Personal Bests: 100 – 10.9 (1966); 200 – 20.4 (1969); 400 – 43.86 (1968); 880y – 1:52.0 (1966); 440yH – 50.5 (1970).
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||United States||Final||1||WR||43.8||43.86||6|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU/OR||44.8||44.83|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||United States||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||2||QU||45.5||45.54|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat One||1||QU||45.3||45.40|