Full name: Alonzo Carl Babers
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: United States
Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)
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 dÃ©but 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.
Babersâ 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 â 44.27 (1984).
|1984 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|1984 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 400 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|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|
|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|