Full name: Robert James Taylor
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: September 14, 1948 in Tyler, Texas, United States
Died: November 13, 2007 in Missouri City, Texas, United States
Affiliations: TSU Tigers, Houston (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)
Because Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson failed to make the start of the second-round races in München, Robert Taylor, who had placed only third at the Final Trials, was the solitary U.S. finalist in the 1972 Olympic 100 m. Taylor finished one metre down on the Russian, Valery Borzov, and later won a gold medal when the U.S. posted a world record in the relay. His only other major title came in the 1972 AAU 100 m while he was a student at Texas Southern.
Personal Bests: 100y – 9.2 (1969); 100 – 10.16 (1972); 220y – 20.8 (1970).
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||United States||Final||2||10.24||4|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU||10.30||2|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||United States||Quarter-Finals||Heat Three||2||QU||10.16||2|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Twelve||1||QU||10.32||5|