Al Oerter, Jr

Al Oerter, Jr

Original Name Alfred Adolf
Birth
Astoria, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 1 Oct 2007 (aged 71)
Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated
Memorial ID 21862963 · View Source
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Olympic Athlete. He is regarded by many as being the greatest discus thrower in sports competition, winning gold medals at the 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics while setting numerous records in that event. Prior to Olympic competion, Oerter was a standout track and field athlete at the University of Kansas. He was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1974 and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983. He became an accomplished painter later in life.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 1 Oct 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21862963
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Al Oerter, Jr (19 Sep 1936–1 Oct 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21862963, ; Maintained by C.S. (contributor 46798780) Cremated.