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Ralph Mann

Full name: Ralph Vernon Mann
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: June 16, 1949 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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While at [Brigham Young], Ralph Mann won both the NCAA and the AAU 440 y hurdles in 1969, 1970, and 1971. In 1971 he also won the Pan American Games and in 1972, after setting a U.S. record of 48.4 at the Final Trials, he was beaten by Uganda's John Akii-Bua at the Olympics. Mann won his fourth AAU title in 1975 and won silver in the PanAm Games in that year. In winning the 1970 NCAA title, he set a world record of 48.8 for the 440 y hurdles and his best metric mark was 48.4 at the 1972 Final Trials. Mann later earned a Ph.D. in biomechanics and has become renowned for his work in sport biomechanics.

Personal Bests: 440y – 46.6 (1970); 120yH – 13.9 (1968); 400H – 48.51 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Final 2 48.51 6
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 49.53 1
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 50.18 5
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