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Gene Oberst

Full name: Eugene G. "Gene" Oberst
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: July 23, 1901 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 30, 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Notre Dame, Indiana (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Although he only placed fourth at the 1924 Final Trials, Gene Oberst of Notre Dame became the first U.S. athlete to win an Olympic medal in the javelin throw.

Personal Bests: JT – 61.74 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 3 58.35
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final Round 3 58.35
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 57.98
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3 57.98