George Simpson (athlete)

George Sidney Simpson (September 21, 1908 – December 2, 1961) was an American athlete and silver medalist at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Simpson was the first to run 100 yards in 9.4 seconds, but because he used starting blocks, the record was never ratified. He won the 220 yards (200 m) in both NCAA and AAU in 1930. He was also 4th in the 100 meters at the 1932 Olympics. In 1929 he unofficially equaled the 200 meters World Record 20.6 seconds. Simpson attended Ohio State and won a national title in 1929

US National Championship winners in Men's 200m
1876-1878
  • 1876: Not held
  • 1877: Edward Merritt
  • 1878: Wm. Willmer
1879-1888
  • 1879-81: Lon Myers
  • 1882-83: Henry Brooks
  • 1884: Lon Myers
  • 1885-86: Malcolm Ford
  • 1887-88Note 1: Fred Westing
1888-1979
  • 1888Note 1: Fred Westing
  • 1889: John Owen
  • 1890: Fred Westing
  • 1891: Luther Cary
  • 1892: Harry Jewett
  • 1893: Charles Stage
  • 1894: Tommy Lee
  • 1895-97: Bernie Wefers
  • 1898: James Maybury
  • 1899: Maxie Long
  • 1900: William Edwards
  • 1901: Frank Sears
  • 1902: Pat Walsh
  • 1903: Archie Hahn
  • 1904: William Hogensen
  • 1905: Archie Hahn
  • 1906: Ralph Young
  • 1907: Harold Huff
  • 1908: W.F. Keating
  • 1909: Waring Dawbarn
  • 1910: Gwin Henry
  • 1911: John Nelson
  • 1912: Alvah Meyer
  • 1913: Howard Drew
  • 1914: Irving Howe
  • 1915: Robert Morse
  • 1916-17: Andy Ward
  • 1918: Loren Murchison
  • 1919: Henry Williams
  • 1920OT-21: Charles Paddock
  • 1922: Al LeConey
  • 1923: Loren Murchison
  • 1924: Charles Paddock
  • 1925: Jackson Scholz
  • 1926: Tom Sharkey
  • 1927-28OT: Charles Borah
  • 1929: Eddie Tolan
  • 1930: George Simpson
  • 1931: Eddie Tolan
  • 1932OT-36: Ralph Metcalfe
  • 1937: Jack Weierhauser
  • 1938: Mack Robinson
  • 1939: Barney Ewell
  • 1940-43: Harold Davis
  • 1944: Charles Parker
  • 1945: Elmore Harris
  • 1946-47: Barney Ewell
  • 1948: Lloyd La Beach
  • 1949: Andy Stanfield
  • 1950: Robert Tyler
  • 1951: James Ford
  • 1952-53: Andy Stanfield
  • 1954: Art Bragg
  • 1955: Rod Richard
  • 1956: Thane Baker
  • 1957: Ollan Cassell
  • 1958: Bobby Morrow
  • 1959-60: Ray Norton
  • 1961-63: Paul Drayton
  • 1964: Henry Carr
  • 1965: Adolph Plummer
  • 1966: Jim Hines
  • 1967-68: Tommie Smith
  • 1969: John Carlos
  • 1970: Ben Vaughn
  • 1971: Don Quarrie
  • 1972: Chuck Smith
  • 1973: Steve Williams
  • 1974-75: Don Quarrie
  • 1976: Millard Hampton
  • 1977: Derald Harris
  • 1978: Clancy Edwards
  • 1979: Dwayne Evans
1980-1992
  • 1980: LaMonte King
  • 1981: Jeff Phillips
  • 1982: Calvin Smith
  • 1983: Carl Lewis
  • 1984: Brady Crain
  • 1985: Kirk Baptiste
  • 1986: Floyd Heard
  • 1987: Carl Lewis
  • 1988: Larry Myricks
  • 1989: Floyd Heard
  • 1990-92OT: Michael Johnson
1993-onwards
  • 1993: Michael Marsh
  • 1994: Ron Clark
  • 1995-96OT: Michael Johnson
  • 1997: Jon Drummond
  • 1998: Gentry Bradley
  • 1999: Maurice Greene
  • 2000OT: John Capel
  • 2001: Shawn Crawford
  • 2002-03: Darvis Patton
  • 2004: Shawn Crawford
  • 2005: Justin Gatlin
  • 2006: Wallace Spearmon
  • 2007: Tyson Gay
  • 2008: Walter Dix
  • 2009: Shawn Crawford
  • 2010: Wallace Spearmon
  • 2011: Walter Dix
Notes
  • Note 1: In 1888 both the NAAAA and the AAU held championships
  • OT: The 1920, 1928, 1932, 1992, 1996 & 2000 championships incorporated the Olympic Trials, otherwise held as a discrete event.
Authority control
  • VIAF: 117380750
Persondata
Name Simpson, George
Alternative names
Short description Athletics (sport) competitor
Date of birth September 21, 1908
Place of birth
Date of death December 2, 1961
Place of death


Famous quotes containing the word simpson:

    I’m afraid this man will kill me some day.
    —Nicole Brown Simpson (1957–1994)