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Lindy Remigino

Full name: Lindy John Remigino
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: June 3, 1931 in Elmhurst, Queens, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

After finishing fifth in the 100y at the NCAA meet, and failing to quality for the finals at the AAU championships, Lindy Remigino surprisingly finished second to Art Bragg at the 1952 Final Olympic Trials. Remigino, a junior at Manhattan, then pulled an even more startling upset by taking the Olympic 100m title from Jamaica's Herb McKenley in the closest race in Olympic sprint history. After winning a second gold medal in the relay Remigino was not heard from again in top-class sprinting, but he maintained his interest in the sport and became one of the country's most successful high school track coaches at Hartford High School in Connecticut. Remigino was named Lindy after Charles Lindbergh.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.4 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki 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(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics United States Final 1 10.4 10.79 3
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 10.5 10.74
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 10.4 10.68
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics United States Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 10.4 10.73

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics United States USA Final 1 40.1 40.26 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 40.4 40.51
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 40.3 40.34