Henry Carr

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Date of Birth November 27, 1942
Place of Birth Michigan
Date of Death May 29, 2015 (72)
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Henry Carr

Henry Carr was an American track and field athlete who won two gold medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Sport: Sprint running
Club: Phoenix Olympic Club
Personal best(s): 100 yd – 9.3 (1963), 100 m – 10.2 (1964), 200 m – 20.1 (1964), 400 – 45.4 (1963)

About Henry Carr

Track and field athlete who won two gold medals at the 1964 Olympics, in the 200 meter, and in the 4x400 meter relay.

Before Fame

He attended Arizona State University, where he was a three-time national champion.

Achievement

After his track and field days ended, he spent three years as a defensive back in the NFL.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.

Associations

He was teammates on the gold medal winning relay team with Ulis Williams.

Information related to Henry Carr

  • African-American male track and field athletes
  • Olympic gold medalists for the United States in track and field
  • American male sprinters
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Latest information about Henry Carr updated on July 13, 2020.

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