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Al Fitch

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlfred Lord "Al"•Fitch
Used nameAl•Fitch
Born1 December 1912 in New York, New York (USA)
Died17 February 1981 in Orange, California (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsUSC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Al Fitch of Southern Cal placed fourth at the 1936 Final Trials in a race in which the first five finishers were Californian athletes. At the Berlin Olympics he ran the anchor leg on the relay team that took the silver medals. His best mark at 400m was 47.0est behind Archie Williams’ 47.0 at the 1936 NCAA and at 440y he had a best of 47.4 in finishing second in the Pacific Coast Conference meet at Berkeley in May 1936.

Personal Best: 400 – 47.0est (1936).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Al Fitch
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver