State Champion And Olympian Bobby J Morrow Passed Away


The Valley Central News reported that Olympian and gold medal winner Bobby J Morrow passed away today from natural causes at his home in San Benito, Texas.

Morrow won three gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100 Relay; setting world records in the 200 and the relay. At the time, Morrow was the first triple gold medal winner in track and field since Jesse Owens did in in 1936. Morrow's time of 20.6 in the 200m in the 1956 Games broke Owens' world record.