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Hal Connolly

Full name: Harold Vincent "Hal" Connolly
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 234 lbs (106 kg)
Born: August 1, 1931 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 18, 2010 in Catonsville, Maryland, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Pat Daniels-Winslow; Husband (divorced) of Olga Fikotová-Connolly.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the Olympic title in 1956, Connolly placed eighth in 1960, sixth in 1964, and in 1968 failed to qualify for the finals. In a 10-year span from 1956 to 1965, he raised the world record seven times, won a total of nine AAU hammer titles, won the AAU indoor 35-lb. weight throw three times, and won a silver medal in the 1959 Pan American Games hammer throw. Connolly graduated from Boston College and became a teacher in October 1957, he overcame oceans of political red tape to marry Olga Fikotová, the Czech Olympic discus champion, whom he had met at the 1956 Olympics. The best man at the wedding ceremony was Czech distance running hero, Emil Zátopek. The Connollys were divorced in 1975 and Hal Connolly later married Pat Winslow, U.S. Olympic pentathlete in 1960, 1964, and 1968. He later became supervisor of secondary education in Santa Monica and director of a health club.

Personal Bests: SP – 48-3¾ (14.72) (1951); HT – 233-9 (71.26) (1965).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 8
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 6
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 17 QR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 63.19
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 60.92 60.92
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 62.65 62.65
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 61.76 62.65
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 OR 63.19 63.19
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 59.05
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 3 59.05
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 3 pass 59.05
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 8 63.59
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 63.05
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 8 62.57 63.05
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 8 63.59 63.59
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 QU 63.02
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 5 63.02
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 5 pass 63.02
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 6 66.65
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 10 62.95 62.95
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 66.65 66.65
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 foul 66.65
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 6 64.73 66.65
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2 QU/OR 67.40
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 2 OR 67.40
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 67.40
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round 17 65.00
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 6 65.00
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two NP foul NM
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 65.00