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Earlene Brown

Full name: Earlene Brown (Dennis-)
Nickname(s): Mamie
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 251 lbs (114 kg)
Born: July 11, 1935 in Laredo, Texas, United States
Died: May 1983 in Compton, California, United States
Affiliations: Spartan Women's Athletic Club/Compton Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A three-time Olympian, Mrs. Earlene Brown, is the only U.S. female to have ever won a medal in the Olympic shot put. The former Miss Dennis won the first of her eight AAU shot put titles in 1956 with a new U.S. record and at the Final Trials she set new U.S. records in both the shot and the discus. At the 1956 Olympics she placed fourth in the discus and sixth in the shot and, four years later in Rome, she improved to take the bronze medal in the shot. At her last Olympics – Tokyo in 1964 – she placed 12th in the shot. Mrs. Brown, a Los Angeles housewife and mother, improved on the U.S. record in her two specialty events on numerous occasions, her best season being 1960 when she took the records, and her personal bests, up to 54-9¼ (16.69) and 176-10 (53.90). In three of the eight years when she won the AAU, shot she also won the discus throw, and she won both events at the 1959 Pan American Games.

Personal Bests: SP – 16.69 (1960); DT – 53.91 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 6
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Women's Discus Throw United States USA 4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Women's Discus Throw United States USA 6
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 12

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 6 15.12
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One 6 14.41
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 6 14.75 14.75
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 6 14.56 14.75
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 6 14.50 14.75
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 6 14.89 14.89
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 15.12
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 12 QU 13.39
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 10 13.39
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 12 pass 13.39
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 3 16.42
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round One 4 15.73
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 3 16.34 16.34
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 16.07 16.34
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 3 15.80 16.34
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 3 15.95 16.34
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 16.42
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 16.15
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 1 16.15
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 16.15
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 12 14.80
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round One 11 14.25
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 12 13.43 14.25
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 12 14.80 14.80
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 7 QU 15.44
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 13 13.84
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 12 14.67 14.67
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP 15.44

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 4 51.35
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One 2 51.35
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 3 42.55 51.35
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 4 foul 51.35
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 4 foul 51.35
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 4 40.45 51.35
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 44.79
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6T QU 43.90
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 3T 43.90
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 6T pass 43.90
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 6 51.29
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round One 5 51.29
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 6 35.83 51.29
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 6 47.29 51.29
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 6 foul 51.29
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 6 35.20 51.29
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 45.80
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 51.17
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 15 42.43
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 4 51.17 51.17
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass