John Carlos. John Wesley Carlos (born June 5, 1945) is an American former track and field athlete and professional football player. He was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy.
Who medaled in the 1968 Summer Olympics?
Bob Beamon breaking the world record in the long jump at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. The pool events starred Debbie Meyer of the United States, who won three gold medals in freestyle races, and Klaus Dibiasi of Italy, who won the first of his three career gold medals in platform diving.
What ethnicity is Carlos?
He is a retired Afro Cuban American track and field and football athlete/player and is an author. Born in Harlem, New York, to Cuban parents, John Wesley Carlos was a gifted high school athlete and outstanding student who went on to study at East Texas State University on a full track-and-field scholarship.
Where was Carlos born?
Did Russian athletes lose their medals?
Due to doping violations, Russia has been stripped of 51 Olympic medals – the most of any country, four times the number of the runner-up, and more than a third of the global total.
What do the five Olympic rings represent?
Based on a design first created by Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympic rings remain a global representation of the Olympic Movement and its activity. These five rings represent the five parts of the world now won over to the cause of olympism and ready to accept its fecund rivalries.
Where did Carlos live?
John Carlos was born in Harlem, New York on 5th June, 1945. A talented athlete he won a scholarship to East Texas State University. Later he moved to San Jose State College.
What did Tommie Smith do?
Tommie C. Smith (born June 6, 1944) is an American former track & field athlete and former wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith, aged 24, won the 200-meter sprint finals and gold medal in 19.83 seconds – the first time the 20-second barrier was broken officially.