Collegians With World Champs Gold Medals
(compiled by Tom Lewis)
There are 11 athletes who belong to a very special club: during a calendar year in which they were collegians they also won a World Championships gold medal (outdoors).
9 of the 11 were NCAA champions. Of the other 2, Donald Thomas was 3rd in the NCAA and Ryan Brathwaite was the National JC champ.
The 11 athletes who have turned the trick, with their nation, school, year in school while in collegiate competition and event:
|1987||Abdi Bile||Somalia||George Mason||Jr||1500|
|2009||Ryan Brathwaite||Barbados||Barton County||So||110H|