Full name: Calvin Smith
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: United States
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
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 ZÃ¼rich, 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 â 9.93 (1983).
|1984 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 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 Ã 100 metres Relay||United States||USA||AC h4 r1/3|
|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|
|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]|