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Frank Hussey
Olympic medal record
Men's Athletics
Gold 1924 Paris 4x100m relay

Francis Valentine Joseph "Frank" Hussey (February 14, 1905 - December 26, 1974) was an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Frank Hussey, a schoolboy sensation from New York City's Stuyvesant High School,[1] ran the third leg in the American 4x100 m relay team in Paris Olympics, which won the gold medal in a new world record of 41.0.

After returning from Paris, he entered Boston College, and as a freshman became the leading Collegiate runner in America. He won the AAU championships in 100 yd (91 m) in 1925.

After that, Hussey's career went downward. Although he was considered as a main favourite to gold medal in 100 m before the 1928 Summer Olympics, Hussey was eliminated in the heats of US Olympic Trials. But determined to go to Amsterdam in the hope that he may yet regain his old form, Hussey made a rather pathetic attempt to stowaway on the S.S. President Roosevelt, where the rest of the Olympic Team were.

References

  1. ^ "The Ivy League's Complete History of the Olympic Games Columbia University". 2004. http://www.iviesinathens.com/olympic/school.aspx?ID=2. Retrieved 2007-11-02.  

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