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Charlie Greene

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Edward "Charlie"•Greene
Used nameCharlie•Greene
Born21 March 1945 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsCornhusker Track Club
NOC United States


Hampered by a muscle injury Charlie Greene, a frosh at the University of Nebraska, finished sixth in the 100m at the 1964 Final Trials after he had seemed a virtual certainty to make the team. Four years later he placed second in the trials and in Mexico City he won a gold medal in the relay and a bronze in the 100m. Greene won the NCAA 100 three times and the AAU twice; he also claimed three NCAA titles and two at the AAU indoors. In 1968 he had some memorable battles with Jim Hines, winning three of their six meetings, but losing the biggest one of all.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.1 (1967); 100 – 10.02 (1968); 220y – 20.7 (1967); 400 – 46.7 (1966).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Charlie Greene
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold