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George Rhoden

Full name: George Vincent Rhoden
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: December 13, 1926 in Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Affiliations: Morgan State Bears, Baltimore (USA)
Country: JAM Jamaica
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

George Rhoden first competed internationally at the 1948 Olympics, but failed to medal. He was also a member of the heavily favored Jamaican 4x400 relay team, but when Arthur Wint pulled a muscle in the final, their medal chances disappeared. As one of the top long sprinters at the start of 1950s, Rhoden set a world record in the 400 metres of 45.8 on 22 August 1950 at Eskilstuna, Sweden. At the 1952 Olympics Rhoden was more successful. He was one of the pre-race favorites in the 400 m as the world record holder and won a close battle against his team-mate Herb McKenley. As the anchor runner for the Jamaican 4x400 relay team, Rhoden added a second Olympic gold, edging the United States by a tenth of a second and setting a world record of 3:03.9. Rhoden also won the AAU Championships in 400 m from 1949-51 and, as a Morgan State University student, won the NCAA championships in the 220 yds in 1951 and the 440 yds from 1950-52.

Personal Best: 400 – 45.8 (1950).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Jamaica JAM 4 h1 r3/4
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM AC
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's 400 metres Jamaica JAM 1 Gold OR
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM 1 Gold WR

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM T(A 1/10) T(A) L
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat One 4 47.7 at 1.26
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 48.6
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Four 1 QU 48.4 48.7
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Final 1 OR 45.9 46.09 6
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 46.5 46.61
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 47.2 47.24
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 48.1 48.28

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank ST T(H) T(A 1/10) T(A)
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Jamaica JAM Final AC DNF 48,1
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:14.0 3:14.0
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica JAM Final 1 WR 45,5 3:03.9 3:04.04
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:12.1 3:12.13
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