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Sim Iness

Full name: Simeon Garland "Sim" Iness
Gender: Male
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
Born: July 9, 1930 in Keota, Oklahoma, United States
Died: May 23, 1996 in Porterville, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

On his 18th birthday Sim Iness placed sixth at the 1948 Final Trials, but four years later he won the Trials and went on to take the Olympic title, beating Consolini’s Olympic record with all of his six throws. While at Southern Cal, Iness won the NCAA in 1952 and 1953 and on the second occasion he became the first man in history to throw 190 feet when he took the title with a world record 190-0⅞ (57.93). After his active days were over, Iness became a football and track coach.

Personal Best: DT – 190-0⅞ (57.93) (1953).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 55.03
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round One 1 OR 53.47
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 OR 54.60 54.60
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 OR 55.03 55.03
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 53.49 55.03
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 54.13 55.03
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 52.83
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 48.90
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4 48.90
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 2 48.90
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 3 48.90 pass
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 DNS pass