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Willie Smith

Full name: Willie James Smith, III
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: February 28, 1956 in Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Kappa Sports Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Willie Smith was a 400 metre runner who won a gold medal in the 4x400 relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He won gold medals in the 4x4 at the 1979 and 1981 World Cup. Individually, in the 400, he won a silver medal at the 1977 Universiade, and a bronze medal at the 1979 Pan American Games.

Smith ran in college for Auburn University, after being named Track & Field News male high school athlete of the year in 1974. He was runner-up in the 400 at the 1978 NCAA Meet. Smith won the TAC Meet in the 400 in 1979-80. He later became a television news director. He is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the Auburn Tiger Trail.

Personal Best: 400 – 44.73 (1978).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 3:00.19
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 3:01.44
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