LaMont Smith
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1972-12-11) December 11, 1972 (age 49)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Sport
Country United States
SportTrack
Event(s)Sprints
College teamBlinn
ClubSanta Monica Track Club
Medal record

LaMont Smith (born December 11, 1972) is a former 1996 Olympic Games gold medalist in the men's 4x400 meter relay for the United States.

Raised in Willingboro Township, New Jersey, Smith is a graduate of Willingboro High School, the same school as Carl Lewis, who also won a gold medal at the same Olympics. While at Willingboro, Smith won nine state championships.[1] He attended Blinn College, where he was a 4 time NJCAA national champion.[2] A decade younger than Lewis, Smith joined Lewis on the Santa Monica Track Club. Lamont became a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity in 1996.

References

  1. ^ Green, Joe. "Olympic gold medalist from Willingboro launches foundation to help students", Burlington County Times, April 23, 2015. Accessed March 19, 2018. "LaMont Smith had come a long way from Willingboro High, where he’d won nine state track championships. But among the thousands of voices he heard that day during the 1996 Summer Olympics, he could still make out that of his high school coach.... 'I’m proud to be from Willingboro ... and I just want to do my part,' Smith said."
  2. ^ "LaMont Smith TF". www.njsportsheroes.com. Retrieved 2021-10-11.