Leroy Braxton “Roy” Cochran

College Career

• Indiana University All-American (’39, ‘40, ‘41)

• National AAU Champion (’40)


Olympic Career

• Won two gold medals (’48)

– 1600m relays

– 400m hurdles (world record 51.1 sec)

• Roy and older brother Commodore Cochran, who won a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics, are the first American brothers to win track and field gold medals in separate Olympiads.


Did You Know?

Roy turned down a football scholarship at Tulane to run track at Indiana. His two gold medals hang in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, donated by his daughter, Joyce Cochran Pendleton.

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