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Miguel Camberos

Full name: Miguel Alejandro Camberos Fitch
Gender: Male
Height: 15-3 (183 cm)
Born: June 18, 1905 in Copala, Sinaloa, Mexico
Died: May 19, 1992 in Walnut Creek, California, United States
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A Mexican native, Miguel Camberos lived in the US for most of his life, and eventually obtained US citizenship. While obtaining his high school diploma as an adult, he was discovered as a javelin throwing talent while trying out for the football team. He continued to compete regionally after graduating from U Cal Berkeley, and was selected for the 1932 Mexican Olympic team. In the midst of the Great Depression, Cambreros feared he would lose his job as a pharmacist if he would attend the Los Angeles Games. But his pharmacist friends filled in for him, standing in for him at his job, while Miguel Cambreros competed in the Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Mexico MEX 13

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Mexico Final Standings 13 41.71
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Mexico Final Round Round One 12 41.71
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Mexico Final Round Round Two 13 foul 41.71
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Mexico Final Round Round Three 13 38.60 41.71
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