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Morrow Equals 100 Yards Record (1957)
Morrow Equals 100 Yards Record (1957)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
The Fastest Men On Earth (1956 - Melbourne) 13/20
The Fastest Men On Earth (1956 - Melbourne) 13/20
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: MITOGEN2
Dave Sime defeats Bobby Morrow in a track race in Big Springs, Texas. HD Stock Footage
Dave Sime defeats Bobby Morrow in a track race in Big Springs, Texas. HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/06/16
Channel: CriticalPast
1956 Melbourne Olympic Men
1956 Melbourne Olympic Men's 100m final Olimpiadas Melbourne 1956 final 100 metros lisos masculinos
Published: 2013/01/11
Channel: Sportubing
BOBBY MORROW   REPORTAJE TRANS WORLD SPORT 2013
BOBBY MORROW REPORTAJE TRANS WORLD SPORT 2013
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Antonio LORENTE MURCIA
✘   Melbourne 1956 [Bobby Joe Morrow] 200m (Amateur Footage)
✘ Melbourne 1956 [Bobby Joe Morrow] 200m (Amateur Footage)
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: TF Filmarchiv
Bobby Morrow -"The Fastest Man on Earth" (1956).
Bobby Morrow -"The Fastest Man on Earth" (1956).
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: John Alexander Berry
Olympics 100m men
Olympics 100m men's final (1956)
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: Louis Kwakye
Bobby Morrow - Induction into TX Track & Field Hall of Fame
Bobby Morrow - Induction into TX Track & Field Hall of Fame
Published: 2016/01/10
Channel: TTFCAv
1956 Olympic track and field hopefuls compete in the NCAA championships
1956 Olympic track and field hopefuls compete in the NCAA championships
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: nutty.archives
Bobby morrow at tr speedway
Bobby morrow at tr speedway
Published: 2013/03/17
Channel: oleblue8564
Bobby Morrow, Personal Trainer on getting fit at the forum on Hometown TV Today
Bobby Morrow, Personal Trainer on getting fit at the forum on Hometown TV Today
Published: 2009/09/07
Channel: Bobby Morrow
"OUR FRIEND, BODY FAT" by Bobby Morrow, Certified Personal Trainer
"OUR FRIEND, BODY FAT" by Bobby Morrow, Certified Personal Trainer
Published: 2009/10/26
Channel: Bobby Morrow
Bobby
Bobby's death S.O.A
Published: 2014/11/18
Channel: AlphaCharliAnd Bravo
Bobby Morrow Relays Varsity Boys 800m
Bobby Morrow Relays Varsity Boys 800m
Published: 2010/02/14
Channel: francis21
Cassie Divin sweeps the sprints Bobby Morrow Relays 2013
Cassie Divin sweeps the sprints Bobby Morrow Relays 2013
Published: 2013/02/09
Channel: HarlingensMostWanted
Pritchard Service - July 30, 2017
Pritchard Service - July 30, 2017
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: Pritchard at South End
[Skin] Bobby Morrow
[Skin] Bobby Morrow
Published: 2015/12/14
Channel: wessgame
Pritchard Service - September 24, 2017
Pritchard Service - September 24, 2017
Published: 2017/09/24
Channel: Pritchard at South End
To Tell the Truth - "Wrong Way" Corrigan (Jul 16, 1957)
To Tell the Truth - "Wrong Way" Corrigan (Jul 16, 1957)
Published: 2015/07/06
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
PSJA Southwest Varsity Track 2015 4 X 400 Bobby Morrow Track Meet 2-14-15
PSJA Southwest Varsity Track 2015 4 X 400 Bobby Morrow Track Meet 2-14-15
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: Natalie Digrazia
Pritchard Service - October 15 2017
Pritchard Service - October 15 2017
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Pritchard Service - April 16, 2017
Pritchard Service - April 16, 2017
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Do da rickey bobby Morrow prom 09
Do da rickey bobby Morrow prom 09
Published: 2009/05/17
Channel: justin meredith
Pritchard Service - July 23, 2017
Pritchard Service - July 23, 2017
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Bobby Morrow brisando - Parte 1.
Bobby Morrow brisando - Parte 1.
Published: 2015/11/04
Channel: DKX666
Diehard Greyhound Fans
Diehard Greyhound Fans
Published: 2007/07/18
Channel: Joe Hermosa
Pritchard Service - October 8, 2017
Pritchard Service - October 8, 2017
Published: 2017/10/08
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Pritchard Service - July 2, 2017
Pritchard Service - July 2, 2017
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Sunday Sports Extra-Remembering The 1961 San Benito Greyhounds
Sunday Sports Extra-Remembering The 1961 San Benito Greyhounds
Published: 2011/10/11
Channel: CBS 4 News Rio Grande Valley
Pritchard Service - June 4, 2017
Pritchard Service - June 4, 2017
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Pritchard at South End
RIO HONDO 2014   REDEMPTION, TOC
RIO HONDO 2014 REDEMPTION, TOC
Published: 2014/10/12
Channel: Litskies
73rd Annual Pigskin Jubilee
73rd Annual Pigskin Jubilee
Published: 2015/10/18
Channel: ValleyMorning
HARLINGEN SOUTH 2014   FORM AND COLOR, PS
HARLINGEN SOUTH 2014 FORM AND COLOR, PS
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Litskies
RAYMONDVILLE 2013, PS
RAYMONDVILLE 2013, PS
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Litskies
Pritchard Service - December 18, 2016
Pritchard Service - December 18, 2016
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Pritchard Service - February 5, 2017
Pritchard Service - February 5, 2017
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Pritchard at South End
EDCOUCH ELSA 2014   HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, PS
EDCOUCH ELSA 2014 HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, PS
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Litskies
San Benito From the Sky
San Benito From the Sky
Published: 2011/01/07
Channel: SanBenitoCISD
Greyhounds score on Bulldogs
Greyhounds score on Bulldogs
Published: 2016/08/20
Channel: Dave Favila
Pritchard Service - December 11, 2016
Pritchard Service - December 11, 2016
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Lopez High School Marching Band at Pigskin Competition 2013
Lopez High School Marching Band at Pigskin Competition 2013
Published: 2013/10/27
Channel: Josue Vargas
Pritchard Service - July 9, 2017
Pritchard Service - July 9, 2017
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Pritchard at South End
SAN BENITO 2014   WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE, TOC
SAN BENITO 2014 WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE, TOC
Published: 2014/10/12
Channel: Litskies
MERCEDES 2013   SB TOC
MERCEDES 2013 SB TOC
Published: 2013/10/14
Channel: Litskies
Pritchard Service - April 2, 2017
Pritchard Service - April 2, 2017
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Pritchard Service - October 30, 2016
Pritchard Service - October 30, 2016
Published: 2016/10/30
Channel: Pritchard at South End
EDCOUCH ELSA 2013   SB TOC
EDCOUCH ELSA 2013 SB TOC
Published: 2013/10/14
Channel: Litskies
WESLACO EAST 2013, PS
WESLACO EAST 2013, PS
Published: 2013/10/20
Channel: Litskies
KINGSVILLE JAVELINA 2013, PS
KINGSVILLE JAVELINA 2013, PS
Published: 2013/10/20
Channel: Litskies
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Bobby Morrow
Bobby Morrow with wife 1956.jpg
Morrow with wife in 1956
Personal information
Born October 15, 1935 (1935-10-15) (age 82)
Harlingen, Texas, U.S.[1]
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100–400 m
Club ACU Wildcats, Abilene[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 n – 10.2 (1956)
200 m – 20.75 (1956)
400 m – 47.7 (1959)[2][3]

Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, 1935) is a retired American sprinter who won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympics. He has been called "the dominant sprinter of the 1950s" and "the most relaxed sprinter of all time, even more so than his hero Jesse Owens".[4]

Biography[edit]

Bobby Joe Morrow was born in Harlingen, Texas,[2] and raised on a farm in San Benito, Texas. Before becoming a sprinter, Morrow played football for San Benito High School. Morrow also was a sprinter at Abilene Christian University and a member of the men's club Frater Sodalis.

Morrow won the 1955 AAU 100-yard title. His most successful season was in 1956, when he was chosen by Sports Illustrated as "Sportsman of the Year". Morrow won the sprint double in the national college championships and defended his AAU title. Morrow then went to the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, where he won three gold medals and was the leader of the American sprint team. First, he was victorious in the 100-meter dash. He then led an American sweep of the medals in the 200-meter dash, while equaling the world record at that distance with a time of 20.6 seconds (unofficially auto-timed at 20.75). He won his third gold by anchoring the 4×100-meter relay team to a world record time.[2][3]

Morrow achieved great fame after winning his three gold medals, and was featured on the covers of Life magazine and SPORT magazine, as well as Sports Illustrated. He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, and addressed a joint session of the Texas legislature.[5]

Morrow's success on a national level continued after the Olympics, but he retired in 1958 to become a farmer and a woodworker. He made a short comeback before the 1960 Olympics but failed to qualify for the US Olympic team.

In October 2006, San Benito High School named its new 11,000 seat sporting facility Bobby Morrow Stadium.[6] Morrow was on hand to help dedicate the new facility. He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1989[1] and into the Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bobby Morrow. USATF Hall of Fame
  2. ^ a b c d Bobby Morrow. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ a b Bobby Morrow. trackfield.brinkster.net
  4. ^ Sears, Edward Seldon (2001). Running Through the Ages. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. pp. 236–238. ISBN 9780786409716. 
  5. ^ Martin, William (August 1984). "The Fastest Nice Christian Boy in the World: Then Bobby Morrow Lost His Speed and He Began to Have Certain Doubts". Texas Monthly. Austin, Texas. pp. 114–201. 
  6. ^ Bobby Morrow Stadium – San Benito, Texas. Texasbob.com (2013-04-14). Retrieved on 2017-08-21.
  7. ^ Inductees – Name, Category, Year. TX TF Hall of Fame.

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