Full name: Finis Dean Smith
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 15, 1932 in Breckenridge, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Texas Athletic Club
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|