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Calvin Smith

Full name: Calvin Smith
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: January 8, 1961 in Bolton, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Team adidas/Tyson International
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Calvin Smith was a sprinter who won a gold medal in the 4x100 relay at the 1984 Olympics and a bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 1988 Olympics. In July 1983 Smith won the US Olympic Festival in 9.93 seconds to better the world record of 9.95 set by [Jim Hines] at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He ran at the 1983 World Championships, winning the 200 metres and the 4x100, and taking a silver medal in the 100 behind [Carl Lewis]. In 1987 he defended his World title in the 200. In August 1983, at a meet in Zürich, Smith ran 9.97 for the 100 and 19.99 for the 200 on the same evening, the first runner to better 10 and 20 seconds for the two sprints on the same day, which would not be done again for 13 years.

Smith ran for the University of Alabama, but he did not reach his peak until after college. His son, Calvin Smith, Jr., also became a top sprinter, mostly in the 200 and 400, running at the University of Florida.

Personal Best: 100 – 9.93 (1983).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA AC h4 r1/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics United States Final 3 9.99 0,176 5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.15 3
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 10.16 3
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 10.28 7

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST L
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 37.83 9,41 5
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 38.44 9,34
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 38.89
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four AC DQ [38.98]
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