Full name: André Lamar Phillips
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: September 5, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: World Class Athletic Club
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Throughout his career André Phillips was in the shadow of his idol Edwin Moses, although he managed to beat him once, at the 1988 Olympic Games. Phillips attended UCLA and won the 1981 NCAA championships in the 400 metre hurdles and finished fifth at the 1983 World Championships 1983. In 1985, in Moses’ absence, Phillips won his only US National Championship and also won the IAAF World Cup. In 1988 Phillips lost to Moses at the US Olympic Trials, but showed a good pace at Olympics, winning his heat and semifinal. In the final Phillips ran his personal best 47.19 to win a gold medal, beating second-placed Amadou Dia Ba from Senegal by 0.04 seconds, with Moses third. After finishing his sporting career Phillips worked as a teacher in California, first at Stagg High School, then as assistant principal at Franklin High School, and later as principal at Stagg High School in Stockton.
Personal Best: 400H – 47.19 (1988).
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