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Andre Phillips

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Inducted: 2009, athlete

Born: September 5, 1959

Events
400 m hurdles - 47.19


In winning the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Andre Phillips picked the best possible time to notch his only career win over his idol and fellow National Track & Field Hall of Famer Edwin Moses. Phillips, who won the 1985 World Cup, the 1985 USA Outdoor title and was the 1981 NCAA 400m hurdles champion, was nine times ranked top ten in the world by Track & Field News, and ranked #1 globally in 1985, 1986 and 1988. He was world ranked #3 in the 110m hurdles in 1985.

Championships
1988 Olympic Games: 400 m hurdles - 47.19 (1st)
1985 World Cup: 400 m hurdles - 48.42 (1st)
1985 World Cup: 400 m relay - 3:00.71 (1st)
1985 USA Outdoors: 400 m hurdles - 47.67 (1st)
1981 NCAA Outdoors: 400 m hurdles - 49.12 (1st)

Education
high school: Silver Creek (San Jose, California), 1977
junior college: San Jose CC (San Jose, California), 1979
undergraduate: UCLA (San Jose, California), 1981

Occupations
Assistant Principal

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