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Glenn Hardin

Full name: Glenn Foster Hardin
Nickname(s): Slats
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: July 1, 1910 in Derma, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 6, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: LSU Tigers, Baton Rouge (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Billy Hardin.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Despite his Olympic successes, Glenn Hardin will be best remembered for his 50.6 400m hurdles in Stockholm in 1934 which stood as a world record for 19 years. He had two earlier world records to his credit, the first coming in the 1932 Olympic final when the winner, Bob Tisdall of Eire, was debarred from having his time of 51.7 recognized because he knocked over the last hurdle and the record went to Hardin, who ran 52.0 in second place. This equalled Morgan Taylor’s 1928 world record but Hardin made the record his own by winning the 1934 AAU in 51.8. While at LSU, Hardin won the 440y flat and the low hurdles at the NCAA in 1933 and 1934; he also won the AAU intermediate hurdles in both those years. In 1936 he won his third AAU intermediate title then took the Olympic title and retired, having been unbeaten in the intermediates since the 1932 Olympic final. His son, Billy Hardin carried on the family tradition by competing in the 400m hurdles in the 1964 Olympics.

Personal Best: 400H – 50.6 (1934).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 2 Silver WR
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 2 WR 51.9 51.85 6
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 52.8 52.79
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 55.0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics United States Final 1 52.4 6
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 53.2 53,15
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 53.9
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