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Ron Freeman

Full name: Ronald John "Ron" Freeman, III
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
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

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 2:56.1 2:56.16 43,2
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/=OR 3:00.7 3:00.71
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