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Lorenzo Wright

Full name: Lorenzo Christopher Wright
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 9, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: March 27, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Wayne State Warriors, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Lorenzo Wright of Wayne State set a career best in the long jump of 25-11 (7.90) early in 1948, but he could not reproduce this form at the Olympics and finished out of the medals in fourth place. He came onto the relay team as a substitute for Ed Conwell who was suffering from asthma and won the medal he had missed in his specialty event. After earning a master's in education from Wayne State, he became supervisor of athletics for Detroit public schools. In 1972 he was stabbed to death in his home during a quarrel with his wife about a possible separation. In 1973 he was posthumously inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1947); LJ – 7.90 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 4

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A 1/10) L
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States USA Final 1 40.6 40.7 3
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 41.1 41.2

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Final Round 4 7.450
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2 QU 7,530
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2 7.530
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 7.530
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 pass
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
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