William Hamilton (athlete)
Hamilton in 1908
|Born||August 11, 1883
State Center Township, Iowa, United States
|Died||August 1, 1955(aged 71)|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (150 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m – 11.0 (1908)
200 m – 21.7 (1907)
400 m – 50.1 (1905)
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. 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.
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- 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.
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