April 23, 1931|
Sacramento Ca, United States
April 10, 1971|
Downey, Il, United States
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|Event(s)||100 meters, 200 meters|
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|Personal best(s)||100 y: 9.3 s, WR= (Evanston, USA; 14/03/1955)|
In 1951 he was the United States 100 yards champion.
In 1955 he equalled the then world record for the 100 yards.
Originally a champion school football player in Chicago, Golliday did not take track and field seriously until his senior year in 1949, winning the Illinois school's 100 yard title.
An impressive win in the 1952 NCAA 100 yards event showed he was in good early season form (10.4 s into a stiff wind). However, the recurrence of a muscle injury suffered in a semi-final of the 1952 AAU meet meant that he hobbled out of his heat at the 1952 US Olympic Trials. Lindy Remigino, the winner of 100 metres title at the 1952 Olympics, magnanimously stated that "of course, Jimmy Golliday was the favourite in the trials. I think he was the fastest of us all".
In 1956, he set an indoors world record for the 60 yards dash., but injury again denied him a chance to compete at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He trailed in last in his semi-final of the 100 metres due to a muscle injury - another occurrence of the type of injury that plagued him throughout his career.
After retirement, he is reported to have lived in California selling insurance, before returning to Chicago because of ill health.
He died in 1971, aged only 39. The cause of death was listed as pneumonia, a condition he suffered as a complication following surgery for ulcers at Downey Veterans Hospital in Illinois.
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