Al FEUERBACH

Al FEUERBACH - U.S.A. - Twice Olympic shot put finalist & World Record holder.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 24 July 1976

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 14 January 1948
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Preston, Iowa, U.S.A.
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Al FEUERBACH - U.S.A. - Twice Olympic shot put finalist & World Record holder.

Allan "Al" Dean Feuerbach pictured at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal where he finished 4th in the shot put.

 

On May 5, 1973, he broke Randy Matson's seven-year-old world record in the shot put by throwing 21.82 meters (71' 7")

at the San Jose Invitational at San Jose State College. Just weeks later, competing in a different sport, olympic-style

weight lifting, he finished second in the heavyweight division at the U.S. weightlifting championships. 

 

He was a four time American champion in the shot put 1973-75 and 1978,  plus three times indoor champion

in 1971, 1975, and 1978.

He also won a British AAA Championship title in the shot put.

 

Men's Shot put 1976 Olympic Games.  Final.

 

1.    Udo Beyer                      GDR    21,05    
2.    Yevgeny Mironov            URS    21,03    
3.    Aleksandr Baryshnikov   URS    21,00    
4.    Al Feuerbach                USA    20,55    
5.    Hans-Peter Gies            GDR    20,47    
6.    Geoffrey Capes             GBR    20,36