Thomas Hill Olympic athlete

Thomas L. Hill (born 17 November 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American former athlete, who mainly competed in the 110 metre hurdles. Hill was among the world's best high hurdlers in the early 1970s and ranked as the number one in the event in the world in 1970. He competed for the United States in the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany, where he won the bronze medal in the men's 110 metre hurdles event. Hill ran track for Arkansas State University where his best finish at the NCAA Championships was a second place in 1972. After graduating, Hill completed his ROTC active duty obligation serving as assistant track coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point while still competing in the hurdles. Hill was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Hill was ranked among the top ten runners in his event in the world and the extremely competitive US by Track and Field News on numerous occasions and as the world's best high hurdler in 1970 : Following his retirement from the sport, Hill has pursued a career in athletic and academic administration. He earned his Ph.D.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 17th, 1949
Nationality
United States of America

Education

1. University of Florida

Type Public university
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Headquarters
226 Tigert Hall, 32611 - Gainesville, Florida
Undergraduates
2010. 32,660
2009. 33,628
Postgraduates
2010. 17,167
Acceptance rate
2011. 39.0 %
2010. 43.2 %
Local tuition
2011. 5.66 K $
2010. 5.04 K $
2009. 4.37 K $
2008. 3.78 K $
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Olympic medals

1972 Summer Olympics Munich

The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972. The sporting nature of the event was largely overshadowed by the Munich massacre in which eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, a West German police officer, and five Black September terrorists were killed. The 1972 Summer Olympics were the second Summer Olympics to be held in Germany, after the 1936 Games in Berlin, which had taken place under the Nazi regime. Mindful of the connection, the West German Government was eager to take the opportunity of the Munich Olympics to present a new, democratic and optimistic Germany to the world, as shown by the Games' official motto, "Die Heiteren Spiele", or "the Happy Games." The logo of the Games was a blue solar logo by Otl Aicher, the designer and director of the visual conception commission. The Olympic mascot, the dachshund "Waldi", was the first officially named Olympic mascot. The Olympic Fanfare was composed by Herbert Rehbein, a companion of Bert Kaempfert. The Olympic Park is based on Frei Otto's plans and after the Games became a Munich landmark.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Bronze
Athletics - Men's 110 metre hurdles

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