Full name: Martin Emmett Toppino
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: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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).
|1932 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|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|