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Emmett Toppino

Full name: Martin Emmett Toppino
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 1, 1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 8, 1971 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: Loyola Wolfpack, New Orleans (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After graduating from Loyola (New Orleans) in 1932 with a B.S., Emmett Toppino stayed on a further year to take a master’s degree in chemistry. After graduation he worked briefly for an oil company as a research chemist and then had a long career with the Freeman Shoe Corp. As an athlete, Toppino placed third in the NCAA 100y in 1930 and 1931 and in the latter year he ran 9.5 in the heats, which was his fastest ever century At the 1932 Final Trials he placed fourth in the 100m, narrowly missing selection for the 100m at the Olympics, but he won a gold medal in the relay. Short in stature, Toppino was ideally suited to the indoor circuit. He was undefeated in the 1932 season, defeating Eddie Tolan in the AAU, and equalling the world 60y record no less than six times that year. He also set world records in the 50m and 60m.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.4 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 40.0 40.10 1
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/WR 40.6 40.61
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