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    "Four years later at the 1972 Summer Olympics that took place in Munich, Germany, Norman wasn’t part of the Australian sprinters team, despite having run qualifying times for the 200 meters thirteen times and the 100 meters five times."

    I have not heard much of his story after 1968, but this indicates that he didn't play much role in Australian athletics after he supported Carlos and Smith. Did he ever run for Australia again after the Olympics in 68?

  • #2
    Amazing guy, his closing 100m in Mexico City was as good as they get.

    There are numerous threads on Norman, you would do well to search them.
    Last edited by user4; 10-13-2015, 06:17 PM.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Daisy View Post
      Did he ever run for Australia again after the Olympics in 68?
      Yes, he competed for Australia at the Pacific Conference Games in 1969 (where he won gold medals at 200m and 4x100m) and at the Commonwealth Games in 1970 (where he did not do well).


      • #4
        Salute is a really good film. I saw a screening of it a couple of years back with Tommie Smith in attendance.


        • #5
          Norman certainly had a stormy relationship with Australian athletics officialdom, but it's never been clear that it had anything to do with his 1968 dais actions. More a case of outspoken athlete wanting to stand up for himself against staid, crusty officials who dug the power.