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Dave Sime

Full name: David William "Dave" Sime
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: July 25, 1936 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Duke Blue Devils, Durham (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

During an injury-plagued career, Duke’s Dave Sime never won a major championship, but was undoubtedly one of the fastest sprinters of his time. He equalled the world record of 9.3 for 100y three times, set world records of 20.1 and 20.0 for 220y straight, and equalled the world record of 22.2 for 220y hurdles. After a poor start in the 1960 Olympic 100m final, Dave Sime narrowly failed to catch world record holder, Armin Hary of West Germany at the tape. He also ran a great anchor leg in the relay to make up a two meter-deficit on the West Germans, but although Sime broke the tape in a world record, the Americans were disqualified for a faulty change-over on the first pass. After graduation, Sime turned down pro baseball offers in order to attend medical school. He became a practicing ophthalmologist in Miami and he made headlines in the 70s for his successful treatment of Miami Dolphins quarterback, Bob Griese, for some vision problems.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.3 (1956); 100 – 10.1 (1960); 200 – 20.8 (1960); 220y – 20.0s (1956); 220yH – 22.2 (1956); LJ – 23-6 (7.16) (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA AC

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States Final 2 =OR 10.2 10.35 1
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 10.4 10.46
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 10.3 10.37
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 3 QU 10.5 10.75

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States USA Final AC DQ [39.4] [39.60] 1
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 39.7 39.67
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 39.7 39.87
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