Calvin Smith

Calvin Smith (* 8. January 1961) is a former US-American athlete and olympia winner.

Its sporty career stood in the shade of the large Sprinters Carl Lewis. Nevertheless it broke the world record over 100 meters at the 3. July 1983 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and set the Bestzeit on 9.93 seconds. Also it was 1983 the only athlete, which ran both the 100 m under 10 seconds and the 200 m under 20 seconds.

With the athlete IC world championships 1983 in Helsinki, Finland, he won the silver medal in the 100-Meter-Lauf and the gold medal in the 200-Meter-Lauf, as well as the crew gold medal in 4 x 100-Meter-Staffellauf, whereby the team set up a new world record with 37.86 seconds. With the athlete IC world championships 1987 in Rome it won the gold medal over 200 m and with the IAAF - World Cup 1992 in Havanna, Cuba, he won bronze over 100 meters and the gold medal in the 4 x 100-Meter-Staffel.

With the XXIII. Olympic summer games 1984 in Los Angeles it won the crew gold medal in 4 x 100-Meter-Lauf as well as its team colleagues the SAM Graddy, Ron Brown and Carl Lewis, before the teams from Jamaica (silver) and from Canada (bronze). With the XXIV. Olympic summer games 1988 in Seoul it won the bronze medal behind the American Carl Lewis (gold) and the Britisher Linford Christie ( silver) over 100 meters by the additional these qualification of Benjamin Sinclair Johnson.



 

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