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Eddie Tolan

Full name: Thomas Edwards "Eddie" Tolan, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: September 29, 1908 in Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: January 31, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Eddie Tolan, whose success was built on amazing leg speed, won both sprints at the 1927 National Interscholastic Championships and, although he qualified for the 1928 Final Olympic Trials, he was eliminated in the preliminaries of the both the 100m and 200m. In 1929, Tolan ran the first official 9.5 for 100y and took his first major championship with a double victory in the AAU sprints. Apart from winning the AAU 100y he had a relatively poor season in 1930, but in 1931, while at the University of Michigan, he won the 220y at both the NCAA and IC4A championships. At the 1932 Final Trials, Tolan placed second to Ralph Metcalfe in both sprints, but he reversed the result at the Olympics and won two gold medals.

Personal Bests: 100 - 10.38 (1932); 200 - 20.9y (1931).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 1 =WR 10.3 10.38 6
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 10.7 10.81
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 10.4 10.53
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 10.9

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 1 OR 21.2 21.12 1
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 21.7
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/=OR 21.5 21.56
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 2 QU 22.0
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