Charles Borah


Charles Borah
Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1928 Amsterdam 4x100 m relay

Charles "Charley" Edward Borah (November 11, 1906 – November 4, 1980) was an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

A Phillips Academy, Andover graduate, Charles Borah won the AAU championships in 100 yd in 1926, in 220 yd in 1927 and in 200 m in 1928. As a University of Southern California student, Borah won the IC4A championships in both 100 yd and 220 yd in 1927. He also equalled the Charlie Paddock's world record in 100 yd of 9.6 in two occasions, in 1926 and in 1927.

At the Amsterdam Olympics, Borah reached to the quarterfinals in 100 m and ran the third leg in the American 4x100 m relay team, which equalled the world record of 41.0 in the final.

Charles Borah died in Phoenix, Arizona, just a week before his seventy-fourth birthday.



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