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Pat O'Callaghan

Full name: Patrick "Pat" O'Callaghan
Gender: Male
Height: 15-0 (180 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: September 15, 1905 in Kanturk, Cork, Ireland
Died: December 1, 1991 in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Con O'Callaghan.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Pat O'Callaghan attended Dublin's Royal College of surgeons, graduating with a degree in medicine when only 20-years-old. Following brief stints abroad, and in Ireland in Dublin, Cork and Killarney, Dr. Pat O'Callaghan was appointed assistant medical officer at St. Luke's Hospital in the Clonmel District Mental Hospital in early 1931, which was the start of his long association with the town.

O'Callaghan took up hammer throwing as a teenager, and eventually won 22 Irish titles – 19 in weight throwing with six in the hammer, and three in the high jump. He also won the 1934 AAA hammer title and the 1933 AAU (USA) hammer title, and won two consecutive Olympic gold medals in the event, in 1928 and 1932. O'Callaghan spent a few years in the United States in the late 1930s as a professional wrestler.

In 1960, O'Callaghan was the first person to receive a Texaco Hall of Fame Award. He was made a Freeman of Clonmel in 1984, and was honorary president of Commercials Gaelic Football Club. The Dr. Pat O'Callaghan Sports Complex at Cashel Rd, Clonmel is named in his honor, and in January, 2007 there was statue of O'Callaghan unveiled in Banteer, County Cork.

Personal Best: HT – 59.56 (1937).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Ireland IRL 1 Gold
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Ireland IRL 1 Gold

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Ireland Final Round 1 51.39
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Ireland Qualifying Round 3 QU 47.49
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Ireland Qualifying Round Group B 2 47.49
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Ireland Final Standings 1 53.92
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Ireland Final Round Round One 5 47.76
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Ireland Final Round Round Two 2 52.21 52.21
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Ireland Final Round Round Three 2 50.87 52.21
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Ireland Final Round Round Four 2 51.81 52.21
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Ireland Final Round Round Five 2 51.85 52.21
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Ireland Final Round Round Six NP 53.92
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