George Simpson (runner)

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles 200 metres

George Sidney Simpson (September 21, 1908 – December 2, 1961) was an American athlete and silver medalist at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Simpson was the first to run 100 yards in 9.4 seconds, but because he used starting blocks, the record was never ratified. He won the 220 yards (200 m) in both NCAA and AAU in 1930. He was also 4th in the 100 meters at the 1932 Olympics. In 1929 he unofficially equaled the 200 meters World Record 20.6 seconds. Simpson attended Ohio State and won a national title in 1929.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
1932 Olympics Los Angeles, United States 4th 100 m 10.53
1932 Olympics Los Angeles, United States 2nd 200 m 21.4