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Mal Spence

Full name: Malcolm Emanuel Augustus "Mal" Spence
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: January 2, 1936 in Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Country: JAM Jamaica, WIF West Indies Federation
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Mel Spence.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Mal Spence had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×440 yards Relay (with George Kerr, Laurie Khan, and Mel Spence), 3rd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×440 yards Relay (with George Kerr, Keith Gardner, and the non-Olympian Gerald James); 1st in the 1959 Pan American Games 4×400 metres Relay (with Mel Spence, George Kerr, and the non-Olympian Basil Ince TRI]), 3rd in the 1959 Pan American Games 400 metres, 3rd in the 1963 Pan American Games 4×400 metres Relay (with [Rupert Hoilette, Mel Spence, and the non-Olympian Anthony Carr). In the 440 yards event Mal Spence finished fifth in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, was eliminated in the quarter-finals in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, and in the heats in the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In all British Empire and Commonwealth Games he competed for Jamiaca and in the Pan American Games he competed for the British West Indies in 1959 and for Jamaica in 1963.

Personal Bests: 200 – unknown; 400 – 46.4y (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Men's 200 metres Jamaica JAM 6 h5 r1/4
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Men's 400 metres Jamaica JAM 6 h2 r3/4
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM AC
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 400 metres West Indies Federation WIF 5 h2 r3/4
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay West Indies Federation WIF 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM 4

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Five 6 21.7 21.86

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 47.4 47.52
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 47.4 47.42
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 48.2 48.31
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 46.8 46.99
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 46.9 47.00
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 47.6 47.77

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica JAM Final AC DQ [3:11.3] [3:11.50]
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:11.0 3:11.07
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation WIF Final 3 3:04.0 3:04.13 46,58
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation WIF Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 3:09.2 3:09.34
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation WIF Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:09.1 3:09.28
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Jamaica JAM Final 4 3:02.3 45,4
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat Three 3 QC 3:05.3