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Dean Smith

Full name: Finis Dean Smith
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 15, 1932 in Breckenridge, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Texas Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Dean Smith attended the University of Texas where he played football and sprinted on the track team. He placed fourth in the 1952 Olympic 100m prior to winning a gold medal in the relay. Earlier in the season he won his only major championship when he took the AAU 100 metres. After the Olympics he served in the Army and attempted to play in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers, although he never appeared in a regular season game.

Smith later worked for many years as a film stuntman, appearing in over 100 movies, with a few acting roles, before retiring to his ranch in Stephens County, Texas. With his Texas background and ability to ride a horse, he appeared mainly in Westerns. In 2006 he was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, and he is also a member of the Stuntman's Hall of Fame. Smith was named "All American Cowboy" in 1997 and in 1998 received a Golden Boot Award. In 2007 he was given the Silver Spur award for his contributions as a stuntman.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.3 (1951).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 4
1952 Summer 20 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 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Final 4 10.4 10.84 4
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.6 10.78
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 10.4 10.69
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Round One Heat Twelve 1 QU 10.6 10.90

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States USA Final 1 40.1 40.26 2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 40.4 40.51
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 40.3 40.34
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