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Maren Seidler

Full name: Maren Elizabeth Seidler
Gender: Female
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: June 11, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Mayor Daley Youth Foundation, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Maren Seidler is one of the great American female shot putters ever. She competed for the US at three Olympic Games, and also made the 1980 team, winning the US Olympic Trials all four times. She was on the Pan American team in 1967, 1975, and 1979, winning a silver medal in the shot in 1979 after finishing fourth in 1967 and fifth in 1975. Seidler also competed at the World Cup in 1977 and 1979, and the World University Games in 1973. She attended Tufts University and Cal State Hayward, winning the AIAW title in 1971-72, and won 17 US Championships in the shot put, 11 outdoors and six indoors. Seidler also competed for the San Jose Stars.

Personal Bests: SP – 62-7¾ [19.09] (1979); DT – 131-4 [40.03] (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 11
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 14 QR
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 12

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Standings 11 14.86
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round One 10 14.38
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 11 14.86 14.86
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 11 foul 14.86
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 14 16.18
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 14 15.63
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 14 16.05 16.05
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP 16.18
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Standings 12 15.60
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One 8 14.63
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 12 15.60 15.60
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 12 foul 15.60