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Lindy Remigino

Lindy John Remigino (born June 3, 1931 in Elmhurst, New York[?]) is an American athlete, the 1952 Olympic 100 m champion.

Remigino's qualification for the 1952 Olympics was already a surprise. Being hardly convincing in the major meets earlier in the year, he placed second at the Olympic trials.

In Helsinki, the Olympic 100 m final was one of the most exciting ever in the history of the event. All six athletes finished very close to each other, the times ranging from 10,4 for the first four to 10,5 for the fifth and sixth runners. Initially, Herb McKenley[?] appeared to be the winner, beating Remigino on the line. However, examination of the finish photo showed Remigino had won the title.

Later in the Games, Remigino would win a second gold medal running for the American 4 x 100 m relay team that took first place.

After his running career, Remigino became a high school athletics coach.



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