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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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