LARRY BLACK WAS A WONDERFUL ATHLETE AND A NICE GUY. HE FINISHED SECOND TO THE USSR’S VALERI BORZOV IN THE 200M AT MUNICH IN 1972. THIS IS TOO SAD FOR HIS FAMILY AND THOSE OF US WHO FONDLY RECALL HIM. kk
MIAMI, Feb 9 - Larry Black, an American track and field gold and silver medallist at the 1972 Olympics, has died, his wife said. He was 54.
Black died Wednesday of an aneurysm, Cherese Black said.
At the Munich Games, Black won a gold medal as the lead runner in the men’s 4x100m relay.
He also won a silver medal in the 200m, finishing in 20.19 seconds.
``He was very proud of his gold and silver medals. He cherished them,’’ Cherese Black said.
Black also was an 11-time collegiate All-American as a sprinter for North Carolina Central University.
Black had worked for more than 10 years as a personal trainer in Coral Gables. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters and two grandsons.