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Janell Smith

Full name: Linda Janell Smith (-Carson)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: May 3, 1947 in Killeen, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Fredonia High School
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Competing for the Fredonia Knights of Columbus, Janell Smith was AAU Champion at 400 metres in both 1964 and 1965, and won the 1964 Olympic Trials over one lap, also setting an American 400 metre record that year, her first of four American records in the event, topped by her 53.7 at a meet in Warszawa in 1965. She had made the 1963 Pan-Am team in the 80 metre hurdles while still in high school, an odd combination, but did not compete because of illness. After marrying and becoming Janell Carson, she became a first-grade teacher in Galesburg, Illinois for over 30 years.

Personal Bests: 220y – 24.4 (1965); 400 – 53.7 (1965).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Athletics Women's 400 metres United States USA 6 h2 r2/3

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 54.5
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 5 QU 55.5 55,56
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