Peter Norman

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Birthday
15, 1942
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Oct 3, 2006 (64)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1942
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Oct 3, 2006 (64)

About

Sprinter famous for wearing a human rights badge during the podium ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in support of his American podium-mates who joined in a black power salute.

Before Fame

He was educated at the Southport School in Queensland, Australia.

Trivia

He was a five-time Australian 200-meter champion.

Family Life

He grew up in Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

Associated With

John Carlos and Tommie Smith were the two African-American men on the 200-meter Olympic podium who saluted in protest of the civil rights turmoil in the United States at the time.