|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||William Franklin "Frank"•Hamilton|
|Born||11 August 1883 in State Center Township, Iowa (USA)|
|Died||1 August 1955 in Los Angeles, California (USA)|
|Measurements||176 cm / 70 kg|
|Affiliations||Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)|
Representing the Chicago AA, Frank “Reddy” Hamilton won the 1908 AAU 100 yards and was selected for both sprints and the relay at the 1908 Olympics. After winning his heat of the 100 metres in London, he withdrew from the second round, and in the 200 metres he again won his heat but was eliminated in the second round by the ultimate winner, Bobby Kerr of Canada. Hamilton did, however, win a gold medal in the medley relay when he ran the opening 200 metre stage and put the US team into a six-meter lead which each of his teammates improved upon, with the anchorman, Mel Sheppard, breaking the tape 25 meters ahead of the German team.
Hamilton studied at Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls, and later earned a medical degree from the University of Louisville. He set up a medical practice in Marshalltown, near Des Moines, Iowa, and practiced there for over 20 years. In the 1930s he left Iowa and settled in Beverly Hills, California.
Personal Bests: 100 – 11.0 (1908); 200 – 21.7 (1907).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Frank Hamilton|
|100 metres, Men (Olympic)||1 h11 r1/3|
|200 metres, Men (Olympic)||2 h1 r2/3|
|400 metres, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|1,600 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic)||United States||1||Gold|