William Hamilton (athlete)

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William Hamilton
William Hamilton (athlete) 1908.jpg
Hamilton in 1908
Personal information
Born August 11, 1883
State Center Township, Iowa, United States
Died August 1, 1955(1955-08-01) (aged 71)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100–400 m
Club Chicago AA
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 11.0 (1908)
200 m – 21.7 (1907)
400 m – 50.1 (1905)[1][2]

William Franklin "Red" Hamilton (August 11, 1883 – August 1, 1955) was an American sprinter who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.

Hamilton was a member of the 1600 m medley relay team that won the gold medal. He ran the first leg of 200 meters and was followed by Nate Cartmell (200 m), John Taylor (400 m) and Mel Sheppard (800 m). Hamilton gave the team a six-yard lead over the nearest competitor, running a split time of 22.0 seconds.[1] Hamilton also competed in the 100 m and the 200 m events. He won the first-round heat of the 100 m in a time of 11.2 seconds, but did not start the second round. In the 200 m, he was eliminated in the semifinal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frank Hamilton. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ William Frank Hamilton. trackfield.brinkster.net

Further reading[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Athletics 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 24 July 2006. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 24 July 2006.