Oerter, Al(fred)

Oerter, Al(fred)
(n. 19 sep. 1936, Astoria, N.Y., EE.UU.).

Lanzador de disco estadounidense. Ganó medallas de oro en cuatro Juegos Olímpicos consecutivos (1956, 1960, 1964 y 1968), y entre 1962 y 1964 estableció cuatro récords mundiales de su especialidad. Fue el primero en lanzar el disco a más de 61 m (200 pies); su mejor lanzamiento de 64,78 m (212,5 pies), lo registró en los Juegos Olímpicos de 1968.

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