The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29. One of the main highlights of the games was the world record set in the 400 metres by Michael Johnson of the United States in a time of 43.18 seconds.
How did the Seminoles’ men’s outdoor T team become two-time reigning national champs? Simple. Florida State head coach Bob Braman built a powerhouse of record-breaking trackletes—like All-American ACC Male Athlete of the Year Walter Dix and 400-meter phenom Ricardo Chambers. Here, the man in charge explains what he looks for in potential recruits and how you can make it to the next level.
Michael Johnson still holds the world record in the 200 metres, 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres relay. He won five Olympic gold medals and was crowned world champion nine times. He is the only male sprint athlete in history to win both the 200 metres and 400 metres events at the same Olympics.
Otis Crandall Davis (born July 12, 1932) is a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals for record-breaking performances in both the 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics. In addition to setting a new world record of 44.9 seconds, Davis' victory in the 400 metre event made him the first man to break the heralded 45-second barrier. #Olympics #running
Grover Klemmer, Jr. (1921 – 2015) While running for the University of California, he lettered in American football, basketball and track and field. He was called the "golden boy" for the Golden Bears. In 1941, he set the world record for the 400 metres, running 46.0 around a single turn at the University of Pennsylvania on June 29, 1941. Two weeks earlier, he anchored the Bears mile relay team to a world record in 3:09.4, edging out the USC team anchored by Hubie Kerns by 4 inches.
Duncan Armstrong swam for Australia at the 1988 Summer Olympics to win a gold medal in the 200 metres freestyle in world record time and silver medal in the 400 metres freestyle