|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Ralph Cook•Craig|
|Born||21 June 1889 in Detroit, Michigan (USA)|
|Died||21 July 1972 in Lake George, New York (USA)|
|Measurements||182 cm / 73 kg|
|Affiliations||Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit (USA)|
While attending the University of Michigan, Ralph Craig won the IC4A 220 y in 1910 and 1911 and each time equalled the world record of 21.2 for a straightaway. In 1911 he also won the 100 y in 9.8. After his 1911 graduation, Craig represented the Detroit YMCA, and despite the lack of suitable training facilities available at the club, he made the 1912 Olympic team for Stockholm. Once in Sweden, Craig trained exceptionally hard and took first place in both Olympic sprints. This was virtually the end of his short but brilliant track career, but in his later years he took up yachting and was an alternate on the 1948 Olympic team. It is often written that Craig competed in 1948 at London, but this is not correct, although he was given the honor of carrying the U.S. flag in the Opening Ceremony.
Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1912); 200 – 21.7 (1912).
|1912 Summer Olympics||Athletics||100 metres, Men||Olympic||1||Gold||Representing United States|
|200 metres, Men||Olympic||1||Gold|
|400 metres, Men||Olympic||DNS|
|1948 Summer Olympics||Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony||Representing United States|
Date of death also seen as 24 July 1972, but on this date his obituaries were published.