Vincent Matthews

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Birthday
16, 1947
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
16, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
New York

About

Former Olympic sprinter who won gold medals at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. He also won the Pan American Games in Winnipeg in the 4x400m relay.

Before Fame

He competed in the 1967 AAU Championships, where his rivalry with fellow sprinter Lee Evans was stoked.

Trivia

He was famously suspended following the medal acceptance ceremony at the 1972 Olympics for talking to Wayne Collett during the U.S. national anthem, an act which was seen by many as a protest.

Family Life

He has been married.

Associated With

He and Jeremy Wariner are both Olympic champions in the men's 400m event.