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Bill Hamilton

Full name: William Frank "Bill" Hamilton
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: 1884
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer London Athletics United States Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 11.2

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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

Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer London Athletics United States USA Final 1 3:29.4 22,0
1908 Summer London Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:27.2
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