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Mike Marsh

Full name: Michael Lawrence "Mike" Marsh
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: August 4, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Santa Monica Track Club, Santa Monica (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Mike Marsh made his international début in the heats of the 1991 World Championships on the USA 4x100 relay team. At the 1992 US Olympic trials Marsh was second behind Michael Johnson in the 200 metres and made the US Olympic team. In Barcelona Marsh surprised all observers in the semi-final where, while leading, he eased off 10 metres from the line, but finished in 19.73, just 1/100th slower than the world record. An improvement of this record was anticipated for the final but, although Marsh could not live up to those expectations, he did win the race, beating early leader Frankie Fredericks of Namibia. He set a world record in the final of the 4x100 m with the American team running 37.40. At the 1993 World Championships Marsh was a disappointing fourth in the 200 m, while at the 1995 World Championships he placed fifth 200 m. Marsh made the 1996 Olympic team in the sprint relay and the American team, with Marsh on the third leg, was heavily favored for gold, but were surprised by the Canadians in the final and settled for silver. Marsh again qualified for the 100 final at the 1997 World Championships, where he placed last due to a foot injury that would lead to surgery, and he retired from international athletics after the 1997 season.

Personal Bests: 100 – 9.93 (1992); 200 – 19.73 (1992).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 5
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 8
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States Final 5 10.00 0,147 1
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 10.08 0,157 6
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Five 1 QU 10.04 0,161 6
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 10.14 0,185 7

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L RT
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics United States Final 1 20.01 4
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 19.73 5
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 20.08 6
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics United States Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 20.38 7
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States Final 8 20.48 1 0,167
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 20.26 3 0,167
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 20.39 6 0,181
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 20.27 5 0,192

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L ST
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 37.40 4
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 38.14
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 38.95
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Athletics United States USA Final 2 38.05 4 9,27
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