Morrow won gold in the 100 and 200 metres and anchored the US to victory in the 4x100m relay, in which they set a world record. He is one of the four men to win these three events at a single Games, alongside Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt.
World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that USA’s 1956 Olympic 100m, 200m and 4x100m champion Bobby Morrow died… https://t.co/LDHTvgUXzX
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) 1590885190000
He was named Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” in 1956 and set 11 ratified world records during his career.
US media reported that Morrow died of natural causes at his home in San Benito, Texas.