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Brian Oldfield

Full name: Brian Ray Oldfield
Nickname(s): The Big O
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 276 lbs (125 kg)
Born: June 1, 1945 in Elgin, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Track Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Brian Oldfield was AAU shot put champion in 1980 and AAU indoor shot put champion in 1970. He was known for his unusual antics during competition, wearing unusual outfits and was not always well-liked by his adversaries. He competed for Middle Tennessee State and the Chicago TC. After the 1972 Olympics, he competed as a professional throughout the 70s with the International Track Association (ITA), and set several marks which would have been world records, had they been recognized by the IAAF. These included an indoor mark of 22.11 (72-6½) in 1975 and the first throw of 75 feet (22.86), when he that mark exactly at a meet in El Paso in 1975.

Personal Bests: SP – 22.86 (75-0) (1975); DT – 62.25 (204-3) (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 6

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Final Round 6 20.91
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Final Round Round One 5 20.85
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 5 20.60 20.85
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 20.87 20.87
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 6 20.54 20.87
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 6 20.91 20.91
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 20.13
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 QU 19.95
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3 19.95
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 3 19.95
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3 pass 19.95
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass