Lee Edward EVANS

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Mexico City 1968
  • Year of Birth
    1947
Olympic Results

Biography

Lee Edward EVANS

In 1966, his first year out of Overfelt High School, Lee Evans was undefeated and won his first AAU title. In 1967 he won the 400 m and the 4×400 m relay (with Vince Matthews and the non-Olympians Emmett Taylor and Albert Stinson) at the Pan American Games and in 1968, while a junior at San Jose State, he was NCAA champion. Evans then went on to win the Final Trials with a world record of 44.0 (44.06), which he reduced to 43.86 in the Olympic final. He won a second gold and another world record plaque in the 4×400 m relay. Evans won the last of his five AAU titles in 1972 and, after placing fifth at the Final Trials, went to München as a member of the 4×400 m relay team. However, because of the ouster of Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett, and the injury to John Smith, the U.S. could not field a team in this event. At the end of the 1972 season, Evans joined the professional ranks. His 400 m mark of 43.86 stood as a world record until broken by Butch Reynolds in 1988.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.9 (1966); 200 – 20.4 (1969); 400 – 43.86 (1968); 880y – 1:52.0 (1966); 440yH – 50.5 (1970).

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Mexico City 1968

G
400 metres
400 metres Athletics
G
4 x 400 metres Relay
4 x 400 metres Relay Athletics