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Geoff Capes

Full name: Geoffrey Lewis "Geoff" Capes
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (197 cm)
Weight: 306 lbs (139 kg)
Born: August 23, 1949 in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Enfield Harriers, Enfield (GBR) / Birchfield Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Geoff Capes was a Cambridgeshire policeman who dominated British shot-putting throughout the 1970's. During his athletic career he was 7 times a winner of the AAA championship, three time UK champion and was twice won gold at the Commonwealth Games. He also won a bronze medal at the 1974 European Championships and won five medals, including two gold, at the European Indoor Championships. His personal best which was set in 1980, his final year of amateur competition, stood as a national record until 2003.

After placing sixth at the 1980 Olympic Games Capes became a professional strongman, competing with great success at Highland Games and was two times a winner of the "World's Strongest Man" competition, the premier event in strongman competition.

Aside from his sporting prowess he is one Britain's foremost breeders of Budgerigars and in 2008 became president of the British Budgerigar Society.

Personal Best: SP – 21.68 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's Shot Put Great Britain GBR 20 QR
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Men's Shot Put Great Britain GBR 6
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Men's Shot Put Great Britain GBR 5

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 20 18.94
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 11 18.94
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round One 8 18.94
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 10 18.72 18.94
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 18.79
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Final Round 6 20.36
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round One 4 20.15
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Two 5 20.21 20.21
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Three 6 20.36 20.36
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Four 6 20.32 20.36
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Five 6 20.31 20.36
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Six NP foul
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 3 QU 20.40
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 2 20.40
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 20.40
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 20.40
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Final Round 5 20.50
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round One 2 20.50
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Two 4 foul 20.50
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Three 4 19.47 20.50
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Four 4 foul 20.50
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Five 5 19.69 20.50
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Six NP 19.23
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 8 QU 19.75
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round One 7 19.75
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Two 7 pass 19.75
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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