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Al Oerter

Awards And Accomplishments

1954 U.S. high school record
1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 Olympic gold medal
1957, 1959-60, 1962, 1964, 1966 U.S. National Champion
1959 Pan-American champion
1962 American record (3); world record (2)
1963-64 American and world records
1974 USA Track & Field Hall of Fame
1983 Olympic Hall of Fame

Additional topics

Famous Sports StarsOther SportsAl Oerter Biography - First Olympic Success, Sets World Records, Chronology, Pain And Triumph, The Later Years