Emmit King

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Emmit King
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born(1959-03-24)March 24, 1959
Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.
DiedNovember 28, 2021(2021-11-28) (aged 62)
Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)Sprints
College teamAlabama Crimson Tide
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.04 s (Tampa 1988)
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing the  United States
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Helsinki 4×100m Relay
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Helsinki 100 metres
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1979 San Juan 100 metres

Emmit King (March 24, 1959 – November 28, 2021) was an American track and field sprinter. He won the first bronze medal at the 1983 World Championships. He competed at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.

King was shot and killed on November 28, 2021, in Bessemer, Alabama at the age of 62.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Olympian, Alabama track star Emmit King 1 of 2 men killed in Bessemer shootout". AL.com. 29 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.