Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Representing the Chicago AA, Bill Hamilton won the 1908 AAU 100 y and was selected for both sprints and the relay at the 1908 Olympics. After winning his heat of the 100 m in London, he withdrew from the second round, and in the 200 m he again won his heat but was eliminated in the second round by the ultimate winner, Bobby Kerr of Canada. Hamilton did, however, win a gold medal in the medley relay when he ran the opening 200 m stage and put the U.S. team into a six-meter lead which each of his teammates improved upon, with the anchorman, Mel Sheppard, breaking the tape 25 meters ahead of the Germans.
Personal Bests: 100 – 11.0 (1908); 200 – 21.7 (1907).
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||United States||USA||1 h11r1/3|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||United States||USA||2 h1 r2/3|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Eleven||1||QU||11.2|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||22.7est|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Ten||1||QU||22.4|