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Gary Alexander

Full name: Gary Joseph Alexander
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: February 10, 1944 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Minnesota Wrestling Club, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Gary Alexander was considered a possible for the 1972 Olympic wrestling team but only three months before the Games, and shortly before the Olympic Trials, while in his own apartment, he was shot in the jaw by an off-duty policeman. Alexander underwent surgery to wire his jaw back together, and watched the 1972 Olympics while sipping liquid food through a straw. Alexander did not wrestle for nine months but made the 1975 Pan American team, where he won a silver medal in featherweight Greco-Roman, with the bullet still embedded in his neck. Alexander wrestled at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1967. He was AAU Champion in Greco-Roman from 1972-75, and competed three times at the World Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman United States USA AC

Men's Featherweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1976-07-20 Eliminated r2/7 8,0
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Two 14T 1976-07-21 8,0
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 2 1976-07-21 Réczi (HUN) DQ (5:48), Alexander (USA) 4,0
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round One 11T 1976-07-20 4,0
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1976-07-20 Hjelt (FIN) fall (4:55), Alexander (USA) 4,0
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