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Harrison Dillard Wins A 100m Photo-Finish | London 1948 Olympics
Harrison Dillard Wins A 100m Photo-Finish | London 1948 Olympics
Published: 2013/01/29
Channel: Olympic
Harrison Dillard - Olympic Gold Medal Winner
Harrison Dillard - Olympic Gold Medal Winner
Published: 2011/04/23
Channel: AnotherLook411
Harrison Dillard Wins 110m Hurdles Gold - Helsinki 1952 Olympics
Harrison Dillard Wins 110m Hurdles Gold - Helsinki 1952 Olympics
Published: 2013/04/30
Channel: Olympic
HELSINKI 1952 [HARRISON DILLARD] 110m  Hurdles  FOOTAGE
HELSINKI 1952 [HARRISON DILLARD] 110m Hurdles FOOTAGE
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: TF Filmarchiv
Portrait in Black History: Harrison Dillard
Portrait in Black History: Harrison Dillard
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Fox 8 News Cleveland
Harrison Dillard 2017. Baldwin Wallace 1500
Harrison Dillard 2017. Baldwin Wallace 1500
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: j lief
Top 10 Deadliest Snipers Of All Time
Top 10 Deadliest Snipers Of All Time
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: Top10Archive
Money for College Game Show (with FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA!)
Money for College Game Show (with FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA!)
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: CollegeHumor
Harrison Dillard statue unveiled
Harrison Dillard statue unveiled
Published: 2015/04/18
Channel: cleveland.com
Harrison Dillard remembers infantry service in Italy during World War II
Harrison Dillard remembers infantry service in Italy during World War II
Published: 2015/02/16
Channel: cleveland.com
Bishop Dillard
Bishop Dillard's Surprise 75th Birthday Celebration
Published: 2011/05/08
Channel: SBCMonrovia
Awesome God by J.J Hairston and Youthful Praise
Awesome God by J.J Hairston and Youthful Praise
Published: 2010/04/05
Channel: robbieatnsudotcom
Team USA Sprints To 4x100m Rellay Olympic Gold - London 1948 Olympics
Team USA Sprints To 4x100m Rellay Olympic Gold - London 1948 Olympics
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: Olympic
Olympics -  - Track - Mens 100m Dash  - USAs Harrison Dillard & Barney Ewell   imasportsphile
Olympics - - Track - Mens 100m Dash - USAs Harrison Dillard & Barney Ewell imasportsphile
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: Ima Sportsphile
Olympic Champion Harrison Dillard gives advice to young athletes
Olympic Champion Harrison Dillard gives advice to young athletes
Published: 2009/08/14
Channel: Dan Hanson
Dunk Dog All American Game Recap - Naz Reid, Damon Harge, Will Dillard, Elijah Hardy
Dunk Dog All American Game Recap - Naz Reid, Damon Harge, Will Dillard, Elijah Hardy
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: MiddleSchoolHoops
The Fastest Men On Earth (1948 - London) 11/20
The Fastest Men On Earth (1948 - London) 11/20
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: MITOGEN2
Dre
Dre' Dillard LoneStar Guest Pose 2009
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: Dre Dillard
INCREDIBLE!! "LOUISE SHROPSHIRE DAY" IS PROCLAIMED in CINCINNATI!
INCREDIBLE!! "LOUISE SHROPSHIRE DAY" IS PROCLAIMED in CINCINNATI!
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: We Shall Overcome Foundation
Harrison Dillard BW statue unveiling acceptance speech
Harrison Dillard BW statue unveiling acceptance speech
Published: 2015/04/19
Channel: Helene T Hall
SPIKES meets Olympic sprint legend Harrison Dillard
SPIKES meets Olympic sprint legend Harrison Dillard
Published: 2012/12/04
Channel: Nikki Wicks
Olympics, Miss Universe
Olympics, Miss Universe
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
Little known African-Americans -- Black History Month
Little known African-Americans -- Black History Month
Published: 2012/02/15
Channel: Dan Hanson
Village Television (Marion Motley Golf PSA- W/ Harrison Dillard)
Village Television (Marion Motley Golf PSA- W/ Harrison Dillard)
Published: 2011/10/04
Channel: TheVillagetelevision
Ted Theodore welcomes Harrison Dillard statue unveiling
Ted Theodore welcomes Harrison Dillard statue unveiling
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Helene T Hall
Paul Carleton introducing Harrison Dillard BW statue
Paul Carleton introducing Harrison Dillard BW statue
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Helene T Hall
Helsinki 1952 [Harrison Dillard] 110m Hurdels (Amateur Footage)
Helsinki 1952 [Harrison Dillard] 110m Hurdels (Amateur Footage)
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: TF Filmarchiv
Oldest 100-Meter Champ Honored in London
Oldest 100-Meter Champ Honored in London
Published: 2012/08/01
Channel: Associated Press
1948 London olympics 100m final
1948 London olympics 100m final
Published: 2010/01/02
Channel: andreatard
1955 Track meet in Boston Garden
1955 Track meet in Boston Garden
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: nutty.archives
London Olympics, Track and Field Events (1948)
London Olympics, Track and Field Events (1948)
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: historycomestolife
London 1948 Olympics - Official Full Film
London 1948 Olympics - Official Full Film
Published: 2014/10/09
Channel: Olympic
Maltz Museum Director Judi Feniger at Jesse Owens street naming
Maltz Museum Director Judi Feniger at Jesse Owens street naming
Published: 2010/11/19
Channel: Dan Hanson
OBM - Athlete - Harrison Dillard
OBM - Athlete - Harrison Dillard
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: Our Best Moments
The Beijing Games: Sport, Business, Politics (1 of 2), 2008
The Beijing Games: Sport, Business, Politics (1 of 2), 2008
Published: 2008/07/08
Channel: The Aspen Institute
The Beijing Games: Sport, Business, Politics (2 of 2), 2008
The Beijing Games: Sport, Business, Politics (2 of 2), 2008
Published: 2008/07/08
Channel: The Aspen Institute
Pastor Jamal Bryant Minitries Sermons 2016 - Dillard University 2014 Baccalaureate
Pastor Jamal Bryant Minitries Sermons 2016 - Dillard University 2014 Baccalaureate
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: JAMAL BRYANT Pastor
Surprising Facts About London, England
Surprising Facts About London, England
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: FTD Facts
F-3044: WARNER PATHE NEWS
F-3044: WARNER PATHE NEWS
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: Historic Films Stock Footage Archive
British Games (1949)
British Games (1949)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Baldwin Wallace Dean Dobberstein at 2015 Continental Cup
Baldwin Wallace Dean Dobberstein at 2015 Continental Cup
Published: 2015/07/04
Channel: Dan Hanson
Buff Dillard
Buff Dillard's Bonejazz and Soul Food Event
Published: 2013/01/29
Channel: Buff Dillard
America
America's Oldest Living Black Olympic Medalist "Steps Lively" on 90th Birthday
Published: 2012/04/10
Channel: Bob Lott
Jesse Owens: The story behind his golden run in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Jesse Owens: The story behind his golden run in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: cleveland.com
London 1948 [MEL PATTON] 200m (Amateur Footage)
London 1948 [MEL PATTON] 200m (Amateur Footage)
Published: 2016/06/10
Channel: TF Filmarchiv
A legendary 100-metre sprint at the London 1948 Olympic Games
A legendary 100-metre sprint at the London 1948 Olympic Games
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: OMEGA
11 PHYLIS DILLARD
11 PHYLIS DILLARD
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: King B
1948 OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS
1948 OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS
Published: 2013/01/29
Channel: Historic Films Stock Footage Archive
CMSD in 60 - Week of March 9
CMSD in 60 - Week of March 9
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: CMSD
Makeup Haul! Ulta, Dillard
Makeup Haul! Ulta, Dillard's, and Sephora
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Hannah Hinton
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Harrison Dillard
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Dillard at 1952 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name William Harrison Dillard[1]
Born July 8, 1923 (1923-07-08) (age 93)[2]
Cleveland, Ohio[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]
Weight 152 lb (69 kg)[1]
Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt with Harrison Dillard holding the 1948 London Olympics torch, August 1, 2012.

William Harrison "Bones" Dillard (born July 8, 1923) is an American former track and field athlete, the only male so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events.

Early career[edit]

Dillard was born in Cleveland, Ohio, attended East Technical High School. He entered Baldwin-Wallace College in 1941 and joined Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity, and two years later was drafted into the Army serving in the all-black 92nd Infantry Division known as the Buffalo Soldiers.[3] He returned to college in 1946 and resumed athletics, to which he had been inspired by Jesse Owens, who was also from Cleveland and had attended East Technical High School as well. He won the NCAA and AAU 120-yard and 220-yard hurdles in both 1946 and 1947 and he tied world records in both events with a 22.3 in the 220 in 1946 and a 13.6 in the 120.

Olympic Games[edit]

At the trials for the 1948 Summer Olympics, however, Dillard failed to qualify for the 110 m hurdles event, though he qualified as third (and last) for the 100 m, not his specialty.

At the Games, Dillard reached the final, which seemed to end in a dead heat between Dillard and another American, Barney Ewell. The finish photo showed Dillard had won, equalling the World record as well. This was the first use of a photo finish at an Olympic Games.[4] As a member of the 4 × 100 m relay team, he won another gold medal at the London Games.[1]

Four years later, still a strong hurdler, Dillard did qualify for the 110 m hurdles event, and won the event in Helsinki.[2] Another 4 × 100 m relay victory yielded Dillard's fourth Olympic title.

Dillard attempted to qualify for a third Olympics in 1956, but failed.

Maccabiah Games[edit]

Dillard took part in the 1953 Maccabiah Games.[5]

Later years[edit]

Dillard worked for the Cleveland Indians baseball franchise in scouting and public relations capacities, and hosted a radio talk show on Cleveland's WERE. He also worked for the Cleveland City School District for many years as its Business Manager.

Awards and honors[edit]

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