George Simpson (sprinter)

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George Simpson
George Simpson runner 1929.jpg
Simpson in 1929
Personal information
BornSeptember 21, 1908
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
DiedDecember 2, 1961 (aged 53)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint
ClubCincinnati Athletic Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 yd – 9.4 (1929)
100 m – 10.3 (1930)
200 m – 21.0 (1929)[1]

George Sidney Simpson (September 21, 1908 – December 2, 1961) was an American sprinter. He competed at the 1932 Olympics and won a silver medal in the 200 m, placing fourth in the 100 m event. 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 fourth 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.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Simpson. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "George Simpson Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 4, 2017.