Juegos y Medallas

Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Ciudad de México 1968
Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Ciudad de México 1968
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Athletics Discus Throw
Tokio 1964
Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Tokio 1964
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Athletics Discus Throw
Roma 1960
Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Roma 1960
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Athletics Discus Throw
Melbourne 1956
Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Melbourne 1956
#1
Athletics Discus Throw

Alfred OERTER

Estados Unidos de América 
Atletismo
Altura
192 cm / 6'4''
Peso
125 kg / 275 libras
Fecha de nacimiento
19 sep. 1936 Astoria, United States of America
Género
Masculino

Número de medallas

4 Medallas olímpicas

Juegos Olímpicos

4 Juegos Olímpicos

Alfred OERTER: biografía

With four successive victories in one event, Al Oerter stands among the top of any pantheon of Olympic history. A superb competitor in major meets, he did not set his first world record until 1962, when he became the first man to throw beyond 200 feet with 200-5½ (61.10). He posted three more world records, but it was competition, not records, that motivated Al Oerter. He won the AAU title six times (1957, 1959-60, 1962, 1964, 1966), was NCAA champion in 1957, sharing that title in 1958, and won the Pan American Games in 1959. Oerter was favored only going into his 1960 Olympic victory, and he was never the world record holder going into the meet, nor did he ever win the U.S. Olympic Trials, but such was his competitive greatness that at three of the four meets he responded with the longest throw of his career to win the gold. He walked out of the record books into legend at Tokyo in 1964 when he threw with torn rib muscles and a pinched cervical nerve that required a neck brace. On his fifth throw, he almost had to be carried from the field because of the pain, but that throw gave him the gold medal. Oerter retired at the end of the 1969 season, but he made a comeback in 1977 and the following year set a personal best of 221-4 (67.46). Incredibly, in 1980 he placed fourth at the Olympic Trials, having earlier in the season, at the age of 43, raised his career best to 227-11 (69.47). Oerter was a systems analyst and computer engineer for an electronics firm on Long Island, and after graduation from Kansas, he competed for the New York AC.

Personal Bests: SP – 57-0i (17.37) (1958); DT – 227-11 (69.47) (1980).

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