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John Powell

Full name: John Gates Powell
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 243 lbs (110 kg)
Born: June 25, 1947 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: Bud Light Track America
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

John Powell began his career in modest fashion, placing no better than 11th in the NCAA and 16th in the AAU discus in 1968. After consistent improvement he placed fourth at the 1972 Olympics and won three AAU titles, the last in 1983. In 1975 he was the Pan American Games champion and set a world record of 226-8 (69.08). He made the ill-fated 1980 U.S. Olympic team and returned in 1984 to win a second bronze medal in the discus. Powell seven U.S. National Championships – 1974, 1975, and then five consecutive from 1983-1987. He won a silver medal at the 1987 World Champonships.

Personal Bests: SP – 56-1 (17.09) (1976), DT – 71.26 (1984), HT – 191-11 (58.49) (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 4
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 3 Bronze
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 4 62.82
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 61.92
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 62.82 62.82
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 60.44 62.82
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 foul 62.82
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 3 61.38 62.82
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 13 QU 59.30
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 6 59.30
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 9 54.94
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 6 59.30 59.30
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 3 65.70
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 62.48
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 2 64.24 64.24
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 65.70 65.70
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 60.48 65.70
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 2 60.20 65.70
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 64.24
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 9 QU 61.48
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 7 61.48
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 6 61.48 61.48
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 3 65.46
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round One 4 64.68
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 63.34 64.68
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 4 64.12 64.68
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 4 64.06 64.68
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 4 65.14 65.14
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 65.46
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 62.92
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2 62.92
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 62.92
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 62.92
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass