Peter Norman, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Peter Norman

Australian sprinter

Date of Birth: 15-Jun-1942

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 03-Oct-2006

Profession: sprinter, athletics competitor

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Peter Norman

  • Peter George Norman (15 June 1942 – 3 October 2006) was an Australian track athlete.
  • He won the silver medal in the 200 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, with a time of 20.06 seconds.
  • This remains an Oceanian record.
  • He was a five-time national 200-metres champion.Norman is arguably best known as the third athlete pictured in a famous photograph of the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute, which occurred during the medal ceremony for the 200-metre event.
  • He wore a badge of the Olympic Project for Human Rights in support of fellow athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith.
  • Norman was not selected for the 1972 Summer Olympics, and retired from the sport soon after.

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