Lawrence J. BLACK

United States of America USA


  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    Munich 1972
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results


Lawrence J. BLACK

Larry Black twice ran 20.0 before the München Games, but lost the Olympic title to Valery Borzov of the USSR by two meters. He had a fine collegiate season for North Carolina Central in 1971, winning the NCAA, NAIA, and NCAA-College Division. A versatile all-round sprinter, Black led off the Olympic 4 x 100 meters relay team that posted a new world record and he ran a 440y relay leg in 43.8 at the 1972 Penn Relays. Black was from Miami and returned there, becoming director of that city’s parks and recreation department. Larry Black was a first cousin of fellow Olympian, Gerry Tinker.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.3 (1974); 200 – 20.19 (1972); 440y – 46.6 (1970).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

200 metres
200 metres Athletics
4 x 100 metres Relay
4 x 100 metres Relay Athletics