Name: Lee Calhoun
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 110-meter Hurdles
DOB: 2/23/1933
Birthplace: Laurel, Miss.
Hometown: Laurel, Miss.
College: North Carolina Central College
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1956, 1960); two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Melbourne 1956, gold (110-meter hurdles)
  • Rome 1960, gold (110 hurdles)
Personal: Seven-time national champion...Held world records in the hurdles at 110-, 70-, 60- and 50-meters...Was the first man to win successive Olympic hurdle titles...Was voted to the Olympic Dream Team in 1983 alongside Renaldo Nehemiah and Rod Milburn...Inducted into the International Track and Field Hall of Fame and the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1974...Father to two children, Brenda and Daniel.