Leslie Laing

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics

Competitor for Jamaica Jamaica

Gold 1952 Helsinki 4x400 m relay

Leslie Alphonso Laing (born February 19, 1925) is a former Jamaican athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Born in Linstead, Jamaica, Leslie Laing previously competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics, where he finished sixth in 200 m and was eliminated in the heats of 100 m. He probably missed a medal, when Arthur Wint pulled a muscle in the 4 x 400 m relay final.[1]

At the Helsinki Olympics, Laing was fifth in the 200 m and ran the second leg in the Jamaican 4x400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3:03.9.[2] In 2005 he was inducted into the Central American and Caribbean Confederation Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ "History: Epic Run at Helsinki". Caribbean Olympics Coverage 2008. Gleaner Company. 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Zatopek In 3rd Olympic Distance Win". Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, California). July 28, 1952. p. 4. Retrieved 18 April 2010.