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Com Cochran

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Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCommodore Shelton "Com"•Cochran
Used nameCom•Cochran
Born2 January 1902 in Richton, Mississippi (USA)
Died3 January 1969 in San Francisco, California (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsOlympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
NOC United States


Con Cochran of Mississippi A&M won the NCAA 440y in 1922 and 1923. He ran the lead-off leg for the U.S. quartet which set a new world record in the 1,600m relay at the Paris Olympics. After graduation, he represented the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Twenty-four years later, his younger brother, Roy, won a gold medal in the same event, as well as one in the 400m hurdles.

Personal Best: 400 – 48.7 (1924).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Com Cochran
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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