Olympic Gold Medal, won by Bobby Morrow

Description (Brief)
Gold medal won by American sprinter Bobby Morrow (b. 1935) in the 1956 Olympic games held in Melbourne, Australia.
That year the native Texan was named as Sports Illustrated Magazine's "Athlete of the Year." He won three gold medals at the Melbourne games, individually in the 100 and 200 yard dashes and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team. He was the first man to win two individual gold medals for the U.S. since Jesse Owens in 1936.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal
medal, olympic
date made
1956
Physical Description
metal, gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 2 in; .635 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
1979.0619.01
accession number
1979.0619
catalog number
1979.0619.01
subject
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Olympics
Sports
Coins, Currency and Medals
Track and Field
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
From Bobby Morrow

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