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Leamon King

Full name: Leamon King
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: February 13, 1936 in Tulare, California, United States
Died: May 22, 2001 in Delano, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Leamon King of the University of California placed fourth at the Final Trials and only made the Olympic team as a member of the relay squad. After the Melbourne team had been chosen, King twice equalled the world record of 10.1 for 100m and on both occasions he beat [Bobby Morrow] who went on to win the Olympic title. King won his only major championship when he took the AAU 100y in 1957.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.3 (1956); 100 – 10.1 (1956); 200 – 21.3 (1957).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST L
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 39.5 39.60 9,2 6
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 40.3 40.34
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 40.5 40.53
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