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Darrow Hooper

Full name: Clarence Darrow Hooper
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 30, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Texas A&M Aggies, College Station, Texas (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although Darrow Hooper was deprived of a single AAU title by contemporaries such as Parry O'Brien, he was one of the great shot putters of his time. He beat world record holder O'Brien and former record holder, Jim Fuchs, at the 1952 Final Trials, and only lost the Olympic title to O'Brien by a mere three-quarters of an inch. His winning throw of 57-1⅝ (17.41) at the 1952 Trials was the best mark of his career and would have sufficed to win the Olympic gold medal had he been able to repeat the performance at Helsinki. Hooper continued to compete the season following the 1952 Olympics, and lost only three times in a busy season.

Personal Bests: SP – 57-1¼ (17.41) (1952); DT – 170-0 (51.81) (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 2 17.39
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round One 2 17.02
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 2 16.59 17.02
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 17.08 17.08
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 16,90 17,08
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 2 16.93 17.39
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 17.39
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 15.48
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 1 4 15.48
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 2 4 15.48 pass
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 3 DNS pass
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