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Ollan Cassell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOllan Conley•Cassell
Used nameOllan•Cassell
Nick/petnamesConn
Born5 October 1937 in Norton, Virginia (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsHouston Track Club
NOC(s) United States

Biography

In addition to competing in the 400 m, Ollan Cassell picked up a gold medal and a share of a new world record as lead-off man in the 4×400 metres relay at Tokyo. After graduation from the University of Houston, he represented the Houston Track Club. At the 1963 Pan American Games he won silver in the 200 metres and gold with both relay teams in the 4×100 metres (with Earl Young, Ira Murchison, and the non-Olympian Brooks Johnson) and in the 4×400 metres (with Earl Young and the non-Olympians James Johnson and Richard Edmunds). At the AAU Cassell won the 220y in 1957 and the 440y in 1965. He later became executive director of The Athletics Congress, track’s governing body in the United States.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.4 (1957); 200 – 20.8 (1963); 400 – 45.6 (1964); 880y – 1:50.7 (1964).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics 400 metres, Men Olympic 5 h2 r3/4 Representing United States    
  4 × 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1964 Summer Olympics 21 October 1964 Athletics 4 × 400 metres Relay, Men Final 3:00.7 WR 1

Special Notes