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Leamon King

Full name: Leamon King
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: February 13, 1936 in Tulare, California, United States
Died: May 22, 2001 in Delano, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Leamon King, who ran in college at U Cal Berkeley, placed fourth at the Final Trials and only made the Olympic team as a member of the relay squad. After the Melbourne team had been chosen, he twice equalled the world record of 10.1 for 100m and on both occasions he beat [Bobby Morrow] who went on to win the Olympic title. King had tied the 100 yd world record in May 1956, running 9.3 in Fresno, California. King won his only major championship when he took the AAU 100y in 1957, the same year he finished third in the NCAA 100 behind Morrow and [Ira Murchison]. King was runner-up in the AAU 100 in 1956. He later became a schoolteacher.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.3 (1956); 100 – 10.1 (1956); 200 – 21.3 (1957).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST L
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 39.5 39.60 9,2 6
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 40.3 40.34
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 40.5 40.53
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