Speaker - Harrison Dillard

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Harrison Dillard is an American athlete, the only male so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events. Harrison Dillard, born in Cleveland, Ohio, he entered Baldwin-Wallace College in 1941 and joined Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity, and two years later was drafted into the Army. He returned to college in 1946 and resumed athletics, to which he had been inspired by Jesse Owens, who was also from Cleveland and attended East Technical High School as well. He won the NCAA and AAU 120-yard and 220-yard hurdles in both 1946 and 1947 and he tied world records in both events with a 22.3 in the 220 in 1946 and a 13.6 in the 120.

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Ideas Festival: Mixing Politics and Sports in Beijing

07.05.08 | 00:06:48 min | 0 comments

Ideas Festival: Sport, Politics and Business in Beijing

07.05.08 | 00:05:11 min | 0 comments