Sprinter Bobby Moreau dies, World IAAF post a tribute to the three Olympic gold kings
Beijing News (Reporter Xu Bangyin) On May 31, the IAAF official website confirmed that Bobby Moreau, the three gold king of the Olympic Games and an American sprinter who had broken the world record 11 times, died at the age of 84. The IAAF issued a special article in memory of Bobby Morrow and reviewed the career achievements of this famous sprinter.
It was almost impossible to complete three gold medals in the men ’s 100 meters, men ’s 200 meters, and men ’s 4 × 100 meters relay at the same Olympics. Bolt has completed such a feat in the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Carl Lewis also achieved this achievement in the 1984 Olympic Games. In fact, in the history of world track and field, there are two other sprinters who have done this, namely Jason Owens in 1936 and Bobby Morrow in 1956.
Bobby Morrow, who was born in 1935, focused on football until high school. After entering college, he met Oliver Jackson, a famous American track and field coach, and quickly made his debut in the college arena, participating 88 times and winning 80 of them. In 1956, Bobby Morrow, who was only 21 years old, ushered in the greatest season of his career. He first won the 100m and 200m doubles in the NCAA Championship and the US Olympic Trials, and then won 3 gold in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. On October 24, Bobby Morrow won the Olympic 100-meter battle in 10 seconds and 5 seconds; on October 27, he won the 200-meter gold medal in 20 seconds 6 and broke the world record; 5 days later, he led the US team Won 3 gold medals in the men's 4 × 100m relay and broke the world record again.
With three Olympics and two world records, Bobby Morrow was named the greatest athlete of the year by many American media. In the following 1957 and 1958, he still maintained an excellent competitive state, winning the National Championship many times and breaking the world record. Because of the groin injury, Bobby Morrow failed to participate in the Olympic trials and missed the 1960 Olympic Games, so he faded out of the game.
As an amateur athlete, Bobby Morrow completed three gold feats at the Olympics and broke the world record 11 times in his career. The IAAF gave Bobby Morrow a very high rating and considered it one of the greatest athletes in the history of track and field in the world. "The IAAF deeply regrets the death of Bobby Morrow."