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Alonzo Babers

Full name: Alonzo Carl Babers
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 31, 1961 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: Bud Light Track America
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Born into a military family, Alonzo Babers had a brief but successful athletics career. He grew up on a US military base in West Germany and from 1979-83 attended the US Air Force Academy, graduating with a major in aerospace engineering. He also ran track and played one season of American football at the Academy. Babers made his international début at the 1983 World Championships as a member of the American 4x400 m relay team, but the team finished in a disappointing sixth place in the final.

Babers’ best and final season as a competitive athlete was 1984. He was second at the US Olympic Trials in the 400 m and, although considered a long-shot for a medal, won golds in both the 400 metres and 4x400 relay. One month after his double-gold performance in Los Angeles, Babers, a lieutenant in the US Air Force, reported to flight training school and began his pilot career. He was an active duty officer in the US Air Force from 1983-91 and then served as a member of the Air Force Reserves. Baber later became a pilot for United Airlines.

Personal Best: 400 – 44.27 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 1 44.27 0,175 4
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 45.17 7
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 44.75 5
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 45.81 7

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 2:57.91 43,75
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 3:01.44
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