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Gerry Ashworth

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGerald Howard "Gerry"•Ashworth
Used nameGerry•Ashworth
Born1 May 1942 in Haverhill, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSouthern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
NOC United States


After winning the IC4A and Heptagonal 100 yard titles for Dartmouth in 1962, Gerry Ashworth never won another major title. Fourth place at the Olympic Trials won him a place on the relay team at Tokyo, where Bob Hayes took the Americans to the tape first in a new world record of 39.06. He was an alternate to the 1963 Pan American Games in the relay but did not run, and in 1965 competed at the Maccabiah Games.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.4 (1962); 100 – 10.3 (1964); 220y – 21.2 (1964).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Gerry Ashworth
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold