Full name: Ronald John "Ron" Freeman, III
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: June 12, 1947 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Arizona State Sun Devils, Phoenix (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
Ron Freeman’s 43.2 lap on the second leg of the 1,600m relay in Mexico was the fastest 400m that had ever been run. Taking over the baton three meters down on Nyamau of Kenya, he put the U.S. into a 20-meter lead and on their way to a new world record of 2:56.16 – which stood until 1988. In the individual 400m, Freeman, from Arizona State, took the bronze in 44.40 which was the fourth fastest 400m of all time. But he never won a major championship and never again matched the form he had shown in Mexico City.
Personal Bests: 220y – 21.2 (1963); 400 – 44.41 (1968); 880y – 1:50.4 (1968).
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|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||3||44.4||44.41||1|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||45.4||45.47|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||United States||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||1||QU||45.3||45.31|
|1968 Summer||21||Ciudad de México||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||3||QU||45.6||45.67|