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George Simpson

Full name: George Sidney Simpson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: September 21, 1908 in Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: December 2, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Cincinnati Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

George Simpson became the first man to run the 100y in 9.4 when he took the first leg of his sprint double at the 1929 NCAA championships. Although this was a valid clocking, the mark was not recognized as a world record because Simpson used starting blocks, which had not then been approved by the IAAF. Apart from his 1929 double, Ohio State's Simpson won both the AAU and NCAA 220y in 1930. Before winning his silver medal in the 200 m at the 1932 Olympics, he placed fourth in the 100 m.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.54 (1932); 200 – 21.1 (1931).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 4
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 4 10.5 10.53 4
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 10.7 10.70
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 10.7 10.74
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 10.9

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) L T(A)
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 2 21.4 3
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 21.5 21.54
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 21.5
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 3 QU 29.0
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