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Ralph Craig

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Inducted: 2010, athlete

Born: June 21, 1889 - Detroit, Michigan
Deceased: July 24, 1972

Events
100 m - 10.70
200 m - 21.70


Craig won the 100m (10.8) and led a U.S. medal sweep in that event at the 1912 Olympic Games. He also captured the 200m gold medal at those Games (21.7). In 1910, Craig posted the world record in the 220-yard straight with his time of 21 1/5 and equaled that time again in 1911. In 1912 he set the American records at 100m (10 4/5) and at 200m (21.7). He ended the 1910, 1911 and 1912 seasons ranked #1 in the world at 200m and was ranked first globally at 100m following the 1912 campaign. Craig returned to the U.S. Olympic Team 36 years following his 1912 glory in Stockholm as a reserve for the U.S. Yachting Team at the 1948 Games in London. Craig served as the Team USA delegation flag bearer in London.

Championships
1912 Olympic Games: 100 m - 10.80 (1st)
1912 Olympic Games: 200 m - 21.70 (2nd)

Education
undergraduate: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), 1911

Occupations
State of New York Insurance Administrator

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