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George Guida

Full name: George James Guida
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: August 29, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: Villanova Wildcats, Villanova (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


George Guida was one of eight children of an Italian immigrant father and a mother of Italian descent. He was AAU indoor champion at 600y in 1947. Outdoors, he finished third in the AAU 400 in 1947 and third in the 200 in 1943 and 1945. At the NCAA Meet he was fifth in the 400 for Villanova University in 1948. Guida served in the Navy during World War II, interrupting his time at Villanova. At the 1948 Olympics Guida became friendly with Irish runner [Jimmy Reardon]. Guida encouraged him to run track at Villanova and Reardon earned a track scholarship there, starting the long line of Irish athletes who would run for Villanova, including [Ronnie Delany], [Eamonn Coghlan], [Marcus O’Sullivan], and [Sonia O’Sullivan].

Personal Bests: 220y – 21.4 (1949); 440y – 46.9 (1949).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 6

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L T(A 1/10)
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final 6 50.2 at 4.50 6
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 48.3 at 1.10
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 48.0 at 0.06
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 49.0 49.1
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