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Frank Hamilton

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Franklin "Frank"•Hamilton
Used nameFrank•Hamilton
Nick/petnamesReddy
Born11 August 1883 in State Center Township, Iowa (USA)
Died1 August 1955
Measurements176 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsChicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

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).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics 100 metres, Men Olympic 1 h11 r1/3 USA Frank Hamilton
  200 metres, Men Olympic 2 h1 r2/3
  400 metres, Men Olympic DNS
  1,600 metres Medley Relay, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold