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Charles Foster (athlete)

Charles Foster
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  United States
Pan American Games
Bronze 1979 San Juan 110 m hurdles
IAAF World Cup
Bronze 1977 Düsseldorf 110 m hurdles
Summer Universiade
Gold 1975 Rome 110 m hurdles

Charles Wayne Foster (born July 2, 1953 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a retired male hurdler from the United States. He finished in fourth place, just off the podium at the 1976 Olympics while setting his lifetime personal best of 13.41. In 1974 he was the number one ranked hurdler in the world, number 2 in 1975 and in the top ten from 1973-1979.[1]

Foster ran for North Carolina Central University, winning the 1974 NCAA Championships. A few weeks later that season, he won the National Championships. On tour, he also won the French national championship.[2] The NCAA victory qualified him for the World University Games the following year, where he won the Gold Medal. He was able to win the National Championship again in 1977 in a tie with UCLA's James Owens,[3] making him the U.S. representative at the 1977 IAAF World Cup, where he won a bronze medal. He picked up an additional bronze medal in international competition at the 1979 Pan American Games. He also picked up a pair of National Indoor championships in 1975 and 1978.[4]

Foster's career began at Gaffney High School in Gaffney, South Carolina, where he was state champion and the 1971 Junior National Champion in the 120 yard high hurdles.[5]

After his athletic career, he went into coaching at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and with the 1999 Special Olympics.[7]


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External links

  • sports-reference
  • Foster instructing at the USTFCCCA Convention

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