|Born||March 24, 1959|
|College team||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m: 10.04 s (Tampa 1988)|
Emmit King (born March 24, 1959) is a retired track and field sprinter from the United States, who twice was a member of the American Relay Team for the Summer Olympics (1984 and 1988) but he did not compete. He is best known for winning the bronze medal at the inaugural 1983 World Championships in the men's 100 metres. He set his personal best (10.04) in the 100 metres on June 17, 1988, at the 1988 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Tampa, Florida.
While at the University of Alabama, King became the 1983 NCAA 100 meters National Champion (10.15 seconds). In 1986, he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity through the Theta Delta chapter at the University. King is also a graduate of Hueytown High School in Alabama.
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