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Tom Hill

Full name: Thomas Lionel "Tom" Hill
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 17, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the Final Trials, Tom Hill confirmed his position as one of the favorites for the 1972 Olympic high hurdles title by winning the first semi-final at München. In the Olympic final he hit the fifth hurdle and only managed to take the bronze medal when Willie Davenport, who was in second place, hit the eighth hurdle. While at Arkansas State, Hill's best placing at the NCAA was second in 1972, but he won three AAU titles and in 1977 he reached the AAU final for the sixth time. His son, Thomas Hill, Jr., played basketball at Duke and was on their national championship teams in 1991-92.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.4 (1970); 100 – 10.4 (1970); 220y – 21.0 (1969); 110H – 13.39y (1970); HJ – 6-6 (1.98) (1970); LJ – 23-10½ (7.28) (1970).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Final 3 13.48 7
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 13.47 7
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 13.62 4