Gene Cole

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Gene Cole
Personal information
Full nameGerrard Eugene Cole
BornFebruary 18, 1928 (1928-02-18)
New Lexington, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJanuary 11, 2018(2018-01-11) (aged 89)

Gerrard Eugene Cole (February 18, 1928 – January 11, 2018) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.[1]

Born in New Lexington, Ohio, Gene Cole attended Lancaster High School (Ohio). He competed for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the 4 x 400 metre relay where he won the silver medal with his teammates 400 metres bronze medalist Ollie Matson, Charles Moore and Mal Whitfield.[2]


  1. ^ "Gene Cole's Obituary on Lancaster Eagle-Gazette". Lancaster Eagle-Gazette. January 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gene Cole". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.