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Ingeborg Mello

Full name: Ingeborg Mello de Preiss
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: January 4, 1919 in [unknown], Unknown, Germany
Died: October 25, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Affiliations: Capital Federal
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Born in Germany, Ingeborg Mello came to Argentina at age 19. She became one of the most prominent female athletes in her country, dominating on shot, discus and javelin. At the National Championships, she collected a total of 22 titles in these three events between 1940 and 1962. She was also very successful at the South American Championships, winning the shot put four times (1941, 1947, 1949 and 1952) and the discus throw three times (1947, 1949, 1952), collecting a total of 15 medals. At the inaugural Pan American Games in Buenos Aires (1951), she won both shot and discus in front of a home crowd. In 1960, she won the discus event at the short-lived Ibero-American Championships. Mello continued competing until 1969, when she still placed fourth at the national championships in discus, aged 50.

Personal Bests: SP – 12.45 (1951); DT – 42.10 (1949).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Women's Shot Put Argentina ARG 9
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Women's Discus Throw Argentina ARG 8
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Women's Shot Put Argentina ARG 19 QR
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Women's Discus Throw Argentina ARG 12

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Argentina Final Round 9 12.085
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round NP QU
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round 19 10.82
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round Round 1 17T 10.82
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round Round 2 17 10.82 9.97
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round Round 3 NP 10.33

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Argentina Final Standings 8 38.44
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Final Round 12 39.04
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Final Round Round One 9 39.04
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Final Round Round Two 12 37.84 39.04
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Final Round Round Three 12 37.24 39.04
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round 5 QU 40.91
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round Round 1 AC foul
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round Round 2 5 40.91 40.91
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round Round 3 DNS pass
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