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Les Laing

Full name: Leslie Alphonso "Les" Laing
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: February 19, 1925 in Linstead, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)
Country: JAM Jamaica
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Carmen Phipps.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Les Laing competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics, where he finished sixth in the 200 and was eliminated in the heats of the 100. He likely missed out on a medal when Arthur Wint pulled a muscle in the 4 x 400 final. At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics Laing was fifth in the 200 and ran the second leg for the Jamaican 4x400 relay team, which won the gold medal with a world record of 3:03.9. He also won both the 4x100 m relay and 4x400 m relay at the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.66 (1954); 200 – 21.2 (1954); 400 – 47.5y (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 100 metres Jamaica JAM 3 h1 r1/4
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 200 metres Jamaica JAM 6
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM AC
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 200 metres Jamaica JAM 5
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat One 3 11.0 at 0.36

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L T(A)
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Final 6 21.8est at 0.72 6
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 21.6 at 0.20
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 21.8
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Six 2 QU 21.8
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Final 5 21.2 4 21.45
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 21.6 21.80
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat Five 2 QU 21.4 21.74
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Fifteen 1 QU 21.8 21.97

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank ST T(H) T(A 1/10) T(A)
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica JAM Final AC DNF 48,5
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:14.0 3:14.0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica JAM Final 1 WR 47,0 3:03.9 3:04.04
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:12.1 3:12.13