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Greg Foster

Full name: Gregory "Greg" Foster
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: August 4, 1958 in Maywood, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: World Class Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although he competed in only one edition of the Olympic Games, in 1984, partly due to bad luck and injuries, Greg Foster was World Champion in the high hurdles in 1983, 1987, and 1991. He also won the 1981 World Cup title, the 1986 Goodwill Games, and the 1991 World Indoor Championships.

Running for UCLA, Foster won the NCAA title in the 110 hurdles in 1978 and 1980 and also won the NCAA 200 metre title in 1979. He won 10 US national titles, four of them outdoors in the 110 meter hurdles (1981, 1983, 1986, and 1987) and six indoors, in the 60 yard hurdles (1983, 1984, 1985), 55 meter hurdles (1987, 1988) and 60 meter hurdles (1991).

In 1978, Foster broke the US record for the high hurdles, recording 13.22 at the NCAA Meet. He also set a world indoor record for the 60 metre hurdles with 7.36 in January 1987 at a meet in Los Angeles. During his career Foster was ranked in the world top 10 for 15 of 16 years from 1977-92, ranking #1 in 1982-83, 1986-87, and 1991.

Personal Best: 110H – 13.03 (1981).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 2 13.23 0,150 1
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/=OR 13.24 4
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU/=OR 13.24 3
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