Full name: Thomas Edwards "Eddie" Tolan, Jr.
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: United States
Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|