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Alessandro Andrei

Full name: Alessandro Andrei
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
Born: January 3, 1959 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Affiliations: Fiamme Oro, Padova
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Agnese Maffeis.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

With the traditional gliding technique of shot putting losing ground to the rotation style, Alessandro Andrei was criticized by American competitor Dave Laut for using an "outdated" style. But at the 1984 Olympics, Andrei's old-fashioned technique won him the gold medal, while Laut finished in third. The massive Italian celebrated by eating a large T-bone steak, having dieted for three weeks prior to the Olympic final. Andrei won two more international championship medals, the 1987 World Championship silver, and a bronze at the 1984 European Indoor Championships. His greatest performance after winning the Olympic gold came on 12 August 1987, when he improved the World Record three times, improving it from 22.64 to 22.91. The latter mark still stands as the Italian record as of 2008. Alessandro Andrei is married to Agnese Maffeis, who is also a shot putter, but is better known as a discus thrower.

Personal Best: SP – 22.91 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Shot Put Italy ITA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Men's Shot Put Italy ITA 7
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Men's Shot Put Italy ITA 11

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final Round 1 21.26
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final Round Round One 2 20.41
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final Round Round Two 1 20.97 20.97
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final Round Round Three 1 21.26 21.26
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final Round Round Four 1 20.55 21.26
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final Round Round Five 1 20.92 21.26
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final Round Round Six NP 20.96
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 3 QU 20.18
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A 2 20.18
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 20.18
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 20.18
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Final Round 7 20.36 20,26
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Final Round Round One 8 19.71
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Final Round Round Two 7 20.17 20.17
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Final Round Round Three 8 20.06 20.17
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Final Round Round Four 8 19,93 20.17
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Final Round Round Five 6 20.36 20.36
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Final Round Round Six NP 20.26
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 6 QC 20.18 19.93
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A 3 20.18 19.93
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round One 4 19.72
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 20.18 20.18 19.25
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 19.93
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Final Round 11 19.62
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Final Round Round One 9 19.46
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Final Round Round Two 11 19.53 19.53
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Final Round Round Three 11 19.62 19.62
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 8 QU 20.14
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group B 3 20.14
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 19.51
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 5 19.51 19.51
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 20.14