|Full name||Gerrard Eugene Cole|
|Born||February 18, 1928|
New Lexington, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||January 11, 2018(aged 89)|
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.
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