Charlie Moore




Charles Moore, grew up in Pocopson Township and participated in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.  He won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdle with a time of 50.8 seconds, narrowly missing the world record.

Moore also ran the third leg on the second-place 4x400 meter relay, and later finished second for the James E. Sullivan Award, which is given by the Amateur Athletic Union to the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. In 1996, he was selected as one of “100 Golden Olympians” and was inducted into the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame.


More information can be found at the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame