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Dallas Long

Full name: Dallas Crutcher Long, III
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
Born: June 13, 1940 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
Affiliations: Pasadena Athletic and Country Club, Pasadena (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In March 1959 the 18-year-old Dallas Long equalled Parry O'Brien's world record of 63-2 (19.25); between then and May 1964 he improved the world record six times officially and had five other marks that surpassed the existing record but which were not ratified. At the 1959 Pan American Games Long won a silver medal. He won the AAU title in 1961 and was NCAA champion for three years straight from 1960. His career closed with an Olympic victory in 1964 after he had trailed Randy Matson at the end of three rounds. Long, who attended Southern Cal, was also an outstanding discus thrower and had a best mark of 172-3½ (52.51). He later become a practicing dentist, but then attended medical school and practised emergency medicine.

Personal Bests: SP – 67-10 (20.68) (1964); DT – 172-3½ (52.51) (1961).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 3 19.01
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round One 11 16.80
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 2 18.88 18.88
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 18.66 18.88
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 18.25 18.88
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 3 foul 18.88
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 19.01
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 17.65
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 2 17.65
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 1T pass 17.65
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 20.33
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round One 1 19.61
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 19.55 19.61
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 19.34 19.61
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 OR 20.33 20.33
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 19.09 20.33
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 19.51
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 1 19.51
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 19.51
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass