|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Ronald John "Ron"•Freeman, III|
|Born||12 June 1947 in Elizabeth, New Jersey (USA)|
|Measurements||183 cm / 82 kg|
|Affiliations||Arizona State Sun Devils, Phoenix (USA)|
Ron Freeman’s 43.2 lap on the second leg of the 1,600m relay in Mexico was the fastest 400m that had ever been run. Taking over the baton three meters down on Nyamau of Kenya, he put the U.S. into a 20-meter lead and on their way to a new world record of 2:56.16 – which stood until 1988. In the individual 400m, Freeman, from Arizona State, took the bronze in 44.40 which was the fourth fastest 400m of all time. But he never won a major championship and never again matched the form he had shown in Mexico City.
Personal Bests: 220y – 21.2 (1963); 400 – 44.41 (1968); 880y – 1:50.4 (1968).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1968 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Ron Freeman|
|400 metres, Men (Olympic)||3||Bronze|
|4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic)||United States||1||Gold|
|1968 Summer Olympics||19 October 1968||Athletics||4 × 400 metres Relay, Men||Round One, Heat One||3:00.7 WR||1|
|1968 Summer Olympics||20 October 1968||Athletics||4 × 400 metres Relay, Men||Final||2:56.1 WR||1|