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Roger Kingdom

Inducted: 2005, athlete

Born: August 26, 1962


The winner of two Olympic gold medals in the 110 meter hurdles, one in 1984 and another in 1988, where Kingdom routed the field in Seoul with his then Olympic record winning time of 12.98 seconds. On August 16, 1989 he broke fellow National Track and Field Hall of Famer Renaldo Nehemiah's nearly eight-year-old world record by posting a 12.92 at the Weltklasse meet in Zurich, Switzerland. Kingdom's world mark lasted four years and five days and lasted as the U.S. record until July 10, 2006. His competitive career also includes five U.S. Outdoor championships (1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995), two gold medals at the Pan Am Games (1983, 1995), a World Cup gold medal (1989), and a gold at the World University Games (1989). As a collegian at the University of Pittsburgh, Kingdom won the NCAA Division I Outdoor 110m hurdles title in 1983, and the NCAA Indoor 55m hurdles crown in 1984. Kingdom, who was ranked #1 in the world on five occasions (1984-1985-1988-1989-1990) is currently the head track and field coach at California University (Pennsylvania).

Records Held
World Record: 110 m hurdles - 12.92 (August 16, 1989 - )

Championships
1984 Olympic Games: 110 m hurdles - 13.20 (1st)
1988 Olympic Games: 110 m hurdles - 12.98 (1st)
1989 World Cup: 110 m hurdles - 12.87 (1st)
1989 World Indoor Championships: 60 m hurdles - 7.43 (1st)
1989 World University Games: 110 m hurdles - 13.26 (1st)
1995 World Outdoor Championships: 110 m hurdles - 13.19 (3rd)
1985 USA Outdoor Championships: 110 m hurdles - 13.37 (1st)
1988 USA Olympic Trials: 110 m hurdles - 13.21 (1st)
1988 USA Outdoor Championships: 110 m hurdles - 13.15 (1st)
1989 USA Outdoor Championships: 110 m hurdles - 13.32 (1st)
1990 USA Outdoor Championships: 110 m hurdles - 13.22 (1st)
1995 USA Outdoor Championships: 110 m hurdles - 13.09 (1st)
1983 Pan American Games: 110 m hurdles - 13.44 (1st)
1995 Pan American Games: 110 m hurdles - 13.39 (1st)
1983 NCAA Outdoor Championships: 110 m hurdles - 13.54 (1st)
1984 NCAA Indoor Championships: 55 m hurdles - 7.08 (1st)

Education
undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Occupations
Track Coach

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