Jim Hines

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Birthday
10, 1946
Birthplace
Arkansas
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Arkansas

About

Sprinter who won two gold medals in the 1968 Olympics -- one in the 100 meters and one in the 4x100-meter relay.

Before Fame

He played baseball at McClymonds High School in California.

Trivia

He was the first sprinter to officially run the 100 meters in less than 10 seconds, clocking in at 9.95 in 1968.

Family Life

He was born in Dumas, Arkansas but grew up in Oakland, California.

Associated With

His 100-meter record stood for several years until Calvin Smith ran a 9.93 in 1983.