Full name: Ralph Vernon Mann
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: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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).
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|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|