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Davenport, Willie

Born: 1943 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Track and Field Athlete

1943 – Born in Troy, Alabama, on the 8th of June.


1964 – Reached the semi-finals of the 110 m hurdles event in his first olympic competition.


1968 – He reached the final and won in the 110 m hurdles: He said, "From the first step, the gun, I knew I had won the race."


1972 – Finished fourth, and in his third consecutive Olympic 110 m hurdles.


1976 – Rank third on the Olympic to capture the bronze medal.


1980 – He took part in the Olympic Winter Games as a runner for the American bobsleigh team.


2002 – He died of a heart attack at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on 17th of June.