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Sterling Hinds (born 31 October 1961) is a Canadian retired sprinter and football player. He won the bronze medal in 4 x 100 m relay at the 1984 Olympic Games, and played professional football with the Toronto Argonauts.

Sterling Hinds
Personal information
Born (1961-10-31) 31 October 1961 (age 57)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
SportSprint, football
Event(s)100 m, 4 x 100 m relay
College teamWashington Huskies
TeamToronto Argonauts

Hinds was born in Toronto, Ontario. He played ice hockey as a youth, rising to the level of Junior B.[1] He attended the University of Washington on a football scholarship where he was a tailback for the Washington Huskies, and also competed in track.[2] His most notable achievement with the Huskies was the 1982 Rose Bowl victory over the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.

At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Hinds won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay together with teammates Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe and Desai Williams in a time of 38.70 seconds.[3]

After his track days, Hinds signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[4] He played 8 games in 1984 and 1985, before a knee injury ended his football career. He then got his real estate license and is now a realtor.[5][6]

Hinds' brothers Doug, and Jerry were also members of the Canadian track team, with younger brother Stuart, also being a Canadian national finalist.[2]


  1. ^ Gastineau, Mike (1 October 2010). The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-4587-7974-8. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b Daves, Jim; Porter, W. Thomas; Porter, Tom (2000). The Glory of Washington: The People and Events That Shaped Washington's Athletic Tradition. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-58261-221-8. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Canadian relay teams swell track and field medal total". The Montreal Gazette. 13 August 1984. pp. C.3. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Rams Acquire Veteran Dils". The Windsor Star. 19 September 1984. p. B5. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  5. ^ Bolender, Keith (22 April 1986). "Argo Stirling Hinds ready to play again". The Toronto Star. pp. W.16. Retrieved 30 November 2011. With all his time off Hinds was able to get his real estate licence"
  6. ^ "Sterling Hinds". Archived from the original on 30 November 2011.

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