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Ulis Williams

Full name: Ulis C. Williams
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 24, 1941 in Hollandale, Mississippi, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ulis Williams of Arizona State won the AAU 440 y relay in 1962 and 1963 and, after winning the NCAA title in 1963, he tied for first place in 1964. His best marks seemed to come in races he lost. In 1963, Williams ran a 45.6 440 y behind Adolph Plummer's world record 44.9 at the Western Athletic Conference Meet and his career best 400 m also came finishing second to a world record. At the 1964 Final Trials, Mike Larrabee set that record with 44.9 and Williams was the runner-up in 45.0. At the Tokyo Olympics he was a bit disappointing with a fifth place finish in the individual 400 m, but won the gold medal as a member of the world record breaking relay team. He later served as associate dean of Compton Community College and as a college professor.

Personal Bests: 200 – 21.2y (1962); 400 – 45.0 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 5 46.0 46.01 8
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 46.2 46,29
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 46.9 46,96
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 46.2 46,20

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 3:00.7 45,4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:05.3