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Morris Kirksey

Full name: Morris Marshall Kirksey
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: September 13, 1895 in Waxahachie, Texas, United States
Died: November 25, 1981 in Stanford, California, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics, Rugby

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

After graduating from Stanford, Morris Kirksey earned his medical degree from St. Louis Medical College. He later served for 25 years as a staff psychiatrist for the State Department of Corrections, working at San Quentin and Folsom prisons. Kirksey was known mostly as a sprinter on the track team while at Stanford. He won the IC4A 100 yards in 1922 and in 1923, won the sprint double at both the New Zealand and Hawaiian championships. Apart from his medals in the 100 metres and relay Kirksey also competed in the 200 metres at Antwerp, but was eliminated in the heats. He is one of the few men to have won gold medals in two different Olympics sports.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.6 (1919); 200 – 21.6 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Rugby Men's Rugby United States USA 1 Gold
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 4 h1 r3/4
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T GFM P DG
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Rugby United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-09-05 USA 8, FRA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB L
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 2 10.9est ½ m. bh1 1
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 11.0est 1 m. bh2
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Five 1 QU 11.0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 11.0

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 22.7est close 3rd
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 22.6
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Twelve 1 QU 23.4

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 42.2
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 43.0