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1 Aug 1931 Somerville, United States of America
183 cm / 106 kg 6'0'' / 233 pounds
Male

After winning the Olympic title in 1956, Connolly placed eighth in 1960, sixth in 1964, and in 1968 failed to qualify for the finals. In a 10-year span from 1956 to 1965, he raised the world record seven times, won a total of nine AAU hammer titles, won the AAU indoor 35-lb. weight throw three times, and won a silver medal in the 1959 Pan American Games hammer throw. Connolly graduated from Boston College and became a teacher in October 1957, he overcame oceans of political red tape to marry Olga Fikotová, the Czech Olympic discus champion, whom he had...

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4
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    • 17 QR
      Athletics
      Hammer Throw
  • Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    • 6
      Athletics
      Hammer Throw
  • Rome
    Rome 1960
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Rome
    Rome 1960
    • 8
      Athletics
      Hammer Throw
  • Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      Hammer Throw

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