Milton Gray CAMPBELL

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1933
Olympic Results

Biography

Milton Gray CAMPBELL

Milt Campbell was the first great black decathlete and the first to win the Olympic decathlon. He won the AAU decathlon in 1953 and the AAU and NCAA high hurdles in 1955. In 1957 he set a world record of 13.4 for the 120y hurdles. While at Indiana University, Campbell won letters in both football and track. After graduation he had a fling with pro football, playing briefly in 1957 with the Cleveland Browns, but has since run programs in New Jersey for underprivileged children. He is also a well-known lecturer.

Personal Bests\: 100y – 9.6 (1953); 100 – 10.5 (1953); 220y – 20.7s (1953); 400 – 48.8 (1956); 110H – 13.4y (1957); HJ – 6-3 (1.90) (1956); PV – 12-0 (3.66) (1956); LJ – 24-0½ (7.33) (1956); SP – 48-5 (14.76) (1956); DT – 147-6 (44.96) (1956); JT – 187-3 (57.07) (1956); Dec – 7614 (1956).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

G
Decathlon
Decathlon Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

S
Decathlon
Decathlon Athletics