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Ronnie Ray Smith

Full name: Ronald Ray "Ronnie Ray" Smith
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: March 28, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In the semi-finals of the 1968 AAU 100m, Jim Hines and Ronnie Ray Smith both ran 9.9 to set a new world record. At the Final Trials, Smith placed fourth in the 100m and ran only in the relay in Mexico, where the U.S. set a world record of 38.2 (38.24). Smith was a graduate of San Jose State in sociology and later competed for the Southern California Striders. He spent his professional career as an employee of the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department. He is a member of the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.3 (1969); 100 – 10.14 (9.9h) (1968); 200 – 20.4 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 38.2 38.24 2
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 38.6 38.69
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 38.8 38.86
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