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After breaking his own world record the following year at the Drake Stadium with a time of Moses qualified for the U. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the Summer Olympics boycott. He did however receive one of Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.
By the time American Danny Harris beat Moses in Madrid on June 4,Moses had won consecutive races, set the world record two more times, won three World Cup titles, a World Championship gold, as well as his two Olympic gold medals. After the loss to Harris, he went on to win 10 more races in a row, collecting his second world gold in Rome in August of the same year.
Moses finished third in the final m hurdles race of his career at the Summer Olympics in Seoul. Eligibility reforms[ edit ] In Moses took a leave of absence from his job with General Dynamics to devote himself to running full-time.
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That one moment of distraction made him hit the seventh and ninth hurdles and stumble over the tenth—but he finished in fourth place, with a time of From then on, he never again looked back during a race. And at the Olympics, held in Montrealhe set a world record with a time of At the time, Moses was not well known and was viewed as an enigma by the press and the public.
His eyes had been sensitive to sunlight since the fifth grade, and he had to wear prescription sunglasses during competition so that he could see the hurdles.
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However, observers claimed that he wore the sunglasses as a political or social statement. In Sports Illustrated, Hurdler Andre Phillips told writer Curry Kirkpatrick that he recalled seeing Moses "with the [sweat suit] hood up and the glasses.
The dude had come out of nowhere and there he was and you still couldn't see him. Edwin was like the Lone Ranger…. I really got into the hurdles after that.
Do you remember when...
He told Kirkpatrick, "I guess I expected to be recognized or doors would open or lights would flash or something.
But it was like … nothing.
The race, the gold, the Olympics. After graduating with a 3. He also continued to run, although he was bored with the lack of true competition against him, and even more frustrated when the United States boycotted the Moscow Olympics for political reasons and he, like all other American athletes, lost his chance to compete there.
InMoses lowered his world record to He also won the world championship title. Moses met his wife, Myrella Bordt, in West Berlin in the summer of She was a movie set and costume designer, and a track fan—in fact, she was such a fan of Moses that she had his photo on her bedroom wall.
She told Kirkpatrick, "I knew this was the guy. He was gorgeous going over the hurdle—the look, the form, the mood it portrayed.The incredible Edwin Moses!
Inhe and Bordt were married. Moses applied his scientific mind to his training, using a heart rate monitor and athletic watch to guide his workouts. He tracked his training sessions on his home computer, analyzing the numbers and using them to plan future efforts. He was educated to be an engineer. He is also an engine. When his high school basketball coach cut him from the team and the football coach kicked him out for fighting, Moses turned to athletics, and also gymnastics.
It's just a matter of getting to the finish line first.
The school had an athletics team - it didn't have a track, though. At Morehouse, Moses was known by fellow students as the 'Bionic Man' due to his masochistic workouts and scientific approach to his sport.
He competed almost exclusively in the metre hurdles and metres, competing in a m hurdles just once before March But once he started with the event, he made freakishly fast progress - with his track-eating, 9ft 9in stride he proved a natural at the event. When he was a year-old, unknown scholar-athlete from a renowned black college, Montreal made Moses.
Not only did he win the Olympic gold medal - in his first international meet, and just four months after running his first m hurdles - he set a world record of His eight-metre victory over Mike Shine was the largest winning margin in the event in Olympic history. Leroy Walker, the US Olympic track and field coach inwas impressed: We're in the rarefied presence of an immortal here.