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Olympic Gold Medal, won by Bobby Morrow

Olympic Gold Medal, won by Bobby Morrow

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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 meter 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
user
Morrow, Bobby
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
Credit Line
Gift of Bobby Morrow
subject
Olympics
Sports
Track and Field
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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