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Robert Taylor

Full name: Robert James Taylor
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
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

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 38.19 9,3 1
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 38.54
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 38.96
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