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Sam Graddy

Full name: Samuel Louis "Sam" Graddy, III
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 12, 1964 in Gaffney, South Carolina, United States
Affiliations: adidas, Herzogenaurach (GER)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Sam Graddy made his international début at the 1983 Pan American Games, where he was second in the 100 metres event and was a member of the gold medal winning USA 4×100 relay team (with the non-Olympians Bernie Jackson, Ken Robinson, and Elliott Quow). In 1984 Graddy won the US National Championships in the 100 and, as a University of Tennessee student, won the NCAA 100 m title. At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Graddy was second behind Carl Lewis in the 100 and ran the first leg on the American 4×100 relay team, which won the gold medal with a world record of 37.83. After graduating from Tennessee Graddy played professional football with the Denver Broncos (1987-88) and the Los Angeles Raiders (1990-92).

Personal Best: 100 – 10.09 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 2 10.19 0,156 5
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.27 2
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 10.15 2
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 10.29 2

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST RT L
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 37.83 10,29 0,149 5
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 38.44 10,34
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 38.89
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