1932 : Eddie Tolan Win Two Gold Medals at Los Angeles Summer Olympics (Aug. 2-3)

August 2, 2018 all-day

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Detroiter and University of Michigan alum Eddie Tolan wins the 100 meters race at the 1932 Olympics

According to the Detroit Free Press:

The new crown that belongs to the “world’s fastest human” now rests just five feet 4 inches above the ground. It is squarely planted upon the black brow of little Eddie Tolan of Detroit, the midnight express, who came on like a sable flag to outrun the greatest field that ever met upon a track. Only a day earlier Tolan won the 100-meter dash to compliment his victory in the 200-meter dash.

“Tolan Flashes to New Record; Wins 200-Meter for Double Olympic Crown; American Stars Sweep Day’s Events”, Detroit Free Press, August 4, 1932.

Photo spotted in Found Michigan, August 10, 2012.

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