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Lindy Remigino

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLindy John•Remigino
Used nameLindy•Remigino
Born3 June 1931 in Elmhurst, Queens, New York (USA)
Died11 July 2018 in Newington, Connecticut (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

After finishing fifth in the 100y at the NCAA meet and third at the IC4A meet, and failing to quality for the finals at the AAU championships, Lindy Remigino surprisingly finished second to Art Bragg at the 1952 Final Olympic Trials. Remigino, a junior at Manhattan, then pulled an even more startling upset by taking the Olympic 100m title from Jamaica’s Herb McKenley in the closest race in Olympic sprint history. After winning a second gold medal in the relay, and a few post-Olympic meets in 1952, Remigino was not heard from again in top-class sprinting, but he maintained his interest in the sport and became one of the country’s most successful high school track coaches at Hartford High School in Connecticut. His teams there won 31 state titles and he guided 157 athletes to individual state championships. Remigino was named Lindy after Charles Lindbergh.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.4 (1952).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics 100 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    
  4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold