Full name: Leamon King
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: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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).
|1956 Summer||20||Melbourne||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|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|