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Jim Hines

Full name: James Ray "Jim" Hines
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: September 10, 1946 in Dumas, Arkansas, United States
Affiliations: Houston Striders, Houston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Coached at Texas Southern by former Olympic champion, [Bobby Morrow], Jim Hines made track history at the 1968 AAU when he became the first man to better 10 seconds for 100m. He clocked a windy 9.8 that day in the heats, but had a legal 9.9 in the semis before losing the final to Charlie Greene, both runners recording a windy 10.0. In Mexico, Hines won the gold medal in 9.95 which was a world record for automatic timing. In the relay Hines took the baton in third place, but ran an outstanding anchor leg to give the U.S. a victory and another world record. After the 1968 Olympic season, Hines turned professional and had a brief career in pro football with the Miami Dolphins.

Personal Bests: 100 – 9.95 (1968); 220y – 20.71 (1967).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 1 Gold WR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México 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(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final 1 WR 9.9 9.95 3
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/=WR 10.0 10.08
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.1 10.14
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 10.2 10.26

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 38.2 38.24 2
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 38.6 38.69
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 38.8 38.86
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