Paul Drayton

Paul Drayton

Original Name Otis Paul Drayton
Birth
Glen Cove, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 2 Mar 2010 (aged 70)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Rittman, Medina County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 11, Site 2945
Memorial ID 49037800 · View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio graduating from Cathedral Latin High School where he excelled as a sprinter. He continued his athletic accomplishments at Villanova University, and was a member of the United States relay team which set a world record of 39.1 seconds in the 4x100 meter event held in Moscow during 1961. He was champion of both the 1961 and 1962 AAU 200-meter events, and tied Henry Carr for the 220-yard title in 1963. Drayton returned to the international stage as a member of the United States Men's Relay Team at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. They would win the gold medal in the 4x100-meter competition with a record of 39 seconds, while he was additionally awarded a silver medal in the 200-meter event finishing in second place to teammate Henry Carr. Following his athletic career, he served as deputy director for Cleveland's Division of Recreation.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 3 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49037800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Drayton (8 May 1939–2 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49037800, citing Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Medina County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .