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Jim Fuchs

Full name: James Emanuel "Jim" Fuchs
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 223 lbs (101 kg)
Born: December 6, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 8, 2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

While at Yale, Jim Fuchs won the NCAA and the AAU shot in 1949 and 1950. Between July 1949 and August 1950 he set four world records; his last mark of 58-10¾ (17.95) remained the world record for almost three years. He also added three indoor world records with the shot in 1950-51. He won the shot put and the discus throw at the 1951 Pan American Games and he was also a fine sprinter. After leaving Yale, where he was also a football star, he joined the New York AC and won three AAU indoor shot titles (1951-1953). During his peak years, Fuchs was invincible and he had a winning streak of 88 shot put victories before losing to Parry O'Brien at the 1951 AAU outdoor meet.

In business, Fuchs was also highly successful. He spent 20 years as a communications executive with Curtis Publishing and Mutual Sports, of which he became President. From 1971-94, he was chairman and chief executive of Fuchs, Cuthrell & Co., a company which assisted with corporate executive placement. In 1981 he and New York Yankee owner George Steinbrenner established the Silver Shield Foundation, which gave financial aid to surviving children of New York metropolitan area police officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Personal Bests: SP – 17.95 [58-10¾] (1950); DT – 52.60 [172-7] (1949).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Final Round 3 16.420
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP 16.320
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP 16.420
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP 15.600
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Four NP 15.560
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Five NP 14.820
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 16.280
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 15.870
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 3 17.06
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 16.93
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 3 foul 16.93
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 3 foul 16.93
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 3 foul 16.93
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 3 17.06 17.06
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5T QU 15.29 no mark
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 1 5T 15.29 no mark
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 2 5T 15.29 pass no mark
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 3 DNS pass
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