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Loren Murchison

Full name: Loren Murchison
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: December 17, 1898 in Farmersville, Texas, United States
Died: June 11, 1979 in Lakewood, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Newark Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Loren Murchison of the New York AC was one of the finest Olympic sprinters of all-time. In addition to two relay gold medals he reached the individual sprint finals three times. Murchison won his first AAU title in 1918 when he took the 220 y and in 1923 he won the AAU sprint double, repeating that feat at the 1925 British championships. Indoors he won the AAU five times and set numerous world records at distances varying from 50m to 300 y.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1924); 200 – 21.5e (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 6
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 4
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 6
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB L
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 6 11.1est 1 m. bh5 2
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 11.2est ½ m bh2
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.9est
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 10.8
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final 6 11.0 2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 11.2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 10.8
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 10.8

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB L
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 4 22.2est close 6
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 22.6
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 22.8
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 23.2

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 42.2
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 43.0
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States USA Final 1 =WR 41.0 1
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/WR 41.0
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Six 1 QU/WR 41.2
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