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Donald Lippincott

Full name: Donald Fithian Lippincott
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: November 16, 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 9, 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

After setting a world record of 10.6 in the heats of the 100 m at Stockholm, Lippincott only managed to place third in the final. However, he went one better in the 200 m and took the silver medal. The following year he again showed his strength over the longer sprint and set a world record of 21.2 in taking the IC4A 220 y title on the straightaway track at Harvard. Lippincott is reputed to have beaten 48.0 for the quarter-mile and while this remains a highly suspect claim, he was undoubtedly a talented performer over this distance and was a member of the Penn team which set a world record of 3:18.0 for the 4×440 y relay in 1915. After graduating from Penn in 1915, Lippincott saw war service as a lieutenant in the Navy and later went into banking. He eventually became a broker, first with Bache, and later with Merrill Lynch.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.6 (1913); 100 – 10.6 (1912); 200 – 21.8 (1912); 220y – 21.2s (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 3 10.9est 5
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Five 1 QU 10.7
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Sixteen 1 QU/OR 10.6

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 2 21.8 6
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 21.8
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 22.8