Olympic Champion (1920 & 1924), Charley Paddock, was the
first man to be coined as "The Fastest Human;" and also may have been the
first man in Olympic History to be allegedly used and abused by the
A. A. U. and U. S. A. Olympic Committee.
Charley Paddock was an outstanding athlete -- whose sprinting
style was never duplicated as he alone knew how and when to swiftly take off in
flight through the air to a successful 1st place finish.
Paddock loved traveling the world, and became a sports writer for
both the Long Beach Press-Telegram, and the Pasadena Star-News in California.
When WWII broke out (1941), Paddock joined the U. S. Marines and
became a captain for the Pacific Department. He was killed in an air crash
near Sitka, Alaska on July 23, 1943.
Olympics 1920, Antwerp:
Olympic Gold in the 100M (10.8s)
Olympic Silver in the 200M (22.1)
Olympics 1924, Paris:
Olympic Silver in the 200M (21.7s)
Olympic Gold - 400M Relay
World Record -- 1921 - 100M (10 2/5s)
World Record -- 200M - 21.00
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USA Track & Field Biography - Charley Paddock:
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Charley W. Paddock
Frank C. Wykoff
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