Michael Marsh (athlete)

Michael Lawrence "Mike" Marsh (* August 4, 1967 in Los Angeles ) is a former American track and field athlete and Olympic champion.

Marsh attended high school in Hawthorne, California, and began there with his running training. He then went to the University of California at Los Angeles and led there be training. During his college years, his greatest success was a third place finish at the NCAA Championships.

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, ​​he won the gold medal in the 200 - meter dash in front of the Namibian Frank Fredericks and his compatriot Michael Bates. Also he won gold with the 4 x 100 - meter relay, along with Leroy Burrell, Dennis Mitchell and Carl Lewis, before the teams from Nigeria and Cuba.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta he won the silver medal in the 4 x 100 meters relay together with Jon Drummond, Tim Harden and Dennis Mitchell, behind the team from Canada and before the team from Brazil.

Three times he reached the finals at world championships: 1993 in Stuttgart, he was fourth on 200 meters, 1995 in Gothenburg fifth in the 100 meters and 1997 in Athens eight over 100 meters.

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