Louis Clarke

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Louis Clarke
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris 4x100 m relay

Louis Alfred "Pinky" Clarke (November 23, 1901 – February 24, 1977) was an American athlete, winner of a gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Clarke was Jewish,[1] and was born in Statesville, North Carolina. Clarke won, as a Johns Hopkins University student, the NCAA 100 yd (91 m) championships in 1923.

At the Paris Olympics, Clarke ran the second leg in the American 4 × 100 m relay team, which won the gold medal in a new world record of 41.0.[1]

Clarke also held the world indoor 100 y record, at 9.8 seconds, in February 1924.[2]

Clarke died in Fishkill, New York aged 75.

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  1. ^ a b Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics : with a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medallists. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 9781903900871.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)