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Les Laing

Full name: Leslie Alphonso "Les" Laing
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: February 19, 1925 in Linstead, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)
Country: JAM Jamaica
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Carmen Phipps.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Leslie Laing competed at the 1948 London Olympics, where he finished sixth in 200 m and was eliminated in the heats of 100 m. He likely lost out on a medal when Jamaican teammate Arthur Wint pulled a muscle in the 4 x 400 m relay final. At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, Laing was fifth in the 200 m and ran the second leg for the Jamaican 4x400 m relay team, which won gold in a world record time of 3:03.9. Laing also won gold in both relays at the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.66 (1954); 200 – 21.2 (1954); 400 – 47.5y (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 100 metres Jamaica JAM 3 h1 r1/4
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 200 metres Jamaica JAM 6
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM AC
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 200 metres Jamaica JAM 5
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat One 3 11.0 at 0.36

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L T(A)
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Final 6 21.8est at 0.72 6
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 21.6 at 0.20
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 21.8
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Six 2 QU 21.8
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Final 5 21.2 4 21.45
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 21.6 21.80
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat Five 2 QU 21.4 21.74
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Fifteen 1 QU 21.8 21.97

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank ST T(H) T(A 1/10) T(A)
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica JAM Final AC DNF 48,5
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:14.0 3:14.0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica JAM Final 1 WR 47,0 3:03.9 3:04.04
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:12.1 3:12.13
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