Samuel Andersón

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSamuel Aurelio•Andersón Schweyer
Used nameSamuel•Andersón
Born25 September 1929 in Matanzas, Matanzas (CUB)
Died18 August 2012 in Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida (USA)
Measurements171 cm / 78 kg
NOC Cuba


Samuel Anderson was a high hurdler who won a bronze medal at the 1951 Pan-American Games and was the gold medalist at the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC), having won silver in that event at the 1950 CAC Games. He also competed at the 1955 Pan-Ams, placing fourth in the high hurdles. After graduating from the National Institute of Physical Education in Cuba, he attended the University of Illinois on a track scholarship and stayed in the United States. Also a talented baseball player, he had a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, but never played professional ball, and later had a long career as a receiving clerk.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 110H – 14.2 (1951).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics CUB Samuel Andersón
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 h3 r1/3
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Cuba 4 h2 r2/3

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