Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Melbourne 1956
Games Results Sport Event
Melbourne 1956
#1
Athletics 100 metres
#1
Athletics 200 metres
#1
Athletics 4 x 100 metres Relay

Bobby MORROW

United States of America
Athletics
Height
186 cm / 6'1''
Weight
75 kg / 165 pounds
Birth date
15 Oct 1935 Harlingen, United States of America
Gender
Male

Number of medals

3 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

1 Olympic Games

Bobby MORROW biography

Although other sprinters can claim faster times, Bobby Morrow has the finest competitive record of any man in the history of sprinting and is unquestionably the greatest white sprinter in history. In his freshman year at Abilene Christian he lost only once; the following year he was undefeated at 220 y and lost only once at 100 y. Apart from his triple Olympic successes he equalled the world 220 y turn record three times and matched the world 100 m record three times. As a member of the winning Olympic relay team in 1956 he shared the world record of 39.5 (39.60) and he twice helped Abilene Christian set a world record in the 4×110 y relay. He was also a member of three teams which set world records for the 4×220 y relay. In addition he took the AAU 100 three times, the 220 y once, and won the sprint double at the 1956-57 NCAA. Perhaps Morrow's greatest honor came in January 1957 when he was named "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.2 (1956); 200 – 20.75 (1956); 400 – 47.7y (1959).

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