With Brian Lara

MICHAEL  GEORGE  RAYMOND  AGOSTINI

DATE OF BIRTH: January 23, 1935
PLACE OF BIRTH: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
EDUCATION:
  • St. Mary's College, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
  • Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA (1954 - 1955)
  • Fresno State University, California, USA (1955- 1958)
  • OLYMPIC EVENTS: Athletics:
  • 100 meters
  • 200 meters
  • CAREER:                                 Agostini was the first Trinidadian to accumulate five medals at the Pan American Games. His career included the following significant accomplishments:
    • 1954 British Commonwealth Games, Vancouver, Canada - 100 yards (1st, 9.6); 220 yards (22.3)
    • 1955 Pan American Games, Mexico City, Mexico - 100 meters (2nd, 10.3); 200 meters (3rd, 21.67). (Officially tied for third in the 200 meters with Brazil's Jose da Conceicao, an unsuccessful attempt was made to rewrite history by placing Agostini 4th, when a statistician discovered that Conceicao's time was 21.66.)
    • 1956 Olympics, Melbourne, Australia - 100 meters (6th, 10.9); 200 meters (4th, 21.1)
    • 1958 British Commonwealth Games, Cardiff, Wales (Represented Canada) - 100 yards (3rd, 9.6); 220 yards (21.5); 4 x 110 yards Relay (4th, 41.7, with ...)
    • 1959 Pan American Games, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Represented Federated West Indies) - 100 meters (2nd, 10.4); 200 meters (3rd, 21.1); 4 x 100 meters Relay (3rd, 41.6, with Cliff Bertrand, Wilton Jackson, and Dennis Johnson [Jamaica])
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit