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Dave Sime

Inducted: 1981, athlete

Born: July 25, 1936 - Paterson, New Jersey

100 yd. - 9.30
220 yd. - 20.00

Dave Sime never won a major title but he ranked as one of the fastest humans of all time, holding several sprint records during the late 1950s. Sime, who was also an excellent baseball player, became a star in 1956 while attending Duke University. He and fellow American (and Hall of Famer) Bobby Morrow had some great duels that year but an injury in the NCAA championships ruined his Olympic hopes. Four years later, he was second in the Olympic 100 meters before anchoring the U.S. to an apparent victory in the 4x100m relay. However, the U.S. team was disqualified for passing out of the zone, costing Sime his last chance at an Olympic gold medal. During his career, he held world records at 100 yards, 220 yards, and the 220-yard low hurdles. After college, Sime became an ophthalmologist in Florida.

Records Held
American Record: 100 yd. - 9.50

1960 Olympics: 100 m (2nd)

undergraduate: Duke (Durham, North Carolina), 1958


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