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Al Oerter
Oerter holding a discus
Oerter at the Rome 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Alfred Adolph Oerter Jr.
Citizenship United States
Born (1936-09-19)September 19, 1936
Astoria, New York, U.S.
Died October 1, 2007(2007-10-01) (aged 71)
Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3+1/2 in
Weight 276 lb
Country United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 69.47 m (1980)
SP – 17.37 m (1958)
Medal record
Representing the United States United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Melbourne Discus throw
Gold 1960 Rome Discus throw
Gold 1964 Tokyo Discus throw
Gold 1968 Mexico City Discus throw
Pan American Games
Gold 1959 Chicago Discus throw
Olympic Boycott Games
Silver 1980 Philadelphia Discus throw
Updated on 12 June 2015.

Alfred Oerter Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games. Oerter is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame.

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