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Jay Silvester

Full name: L. Jay Silvester
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 251 lbs (114 kg)
Born: August 27, 1937 in Tremonton, Utah, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Valley Youth Village, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jay Silvester won five AAU discus titles and set four world records, but he was never at his best in his four Olympic appearances. In 1964 he placed fourth; he finished fifth in 1968; and, after his silver medal in 1972, he finished eighth in 1976. At the 1975 Pan American Games he won bronze. Silvester, who attended Utah State, was the greatest shot/discus performer on distance thrown until Mac Wilkins, and he won both events at the 1962 British championships. His best mark with the shot was 65-7¾ (20.01) and in the discus he had a best of 230-11 (70.38) in 1971, which was the first 70-metre throw, but was not ratified as a world record. He later became a professor of physical education at Brigham Young.

Personal Best: DT – 70.38 (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 4
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 5
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 8

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 4 59.09
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round One 4 56.99
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 5 foul 56.99
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 4 57.54 57.54
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 4 57.46 57.54
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 4 59.09 59.09
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 57.81
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One NP foul
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 3 57.81 57.81
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5 61.78
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round One 4 61.10
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 3 61.78 61.78
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 foul 61.78
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 foul 61.78
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 5 foul 61.78
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 60.44
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 63.34
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 OR 63.34
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 OR 63.34
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass 63.34
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Final Round 2 63.50
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Final Round Round One 2 62.12
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 foul 62.12
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 63.50 63.50
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 foul 63.50
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 foul 63.50
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 62.86
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6 QU 61.20
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3 61.20
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 7 58.98
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 3 61.20 61.20
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 8 61.98
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One 6 61.60
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 8 foul 61.60
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 8 foul 61.60
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 8 foul 61.60
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 8 61.98 61.98
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6 QU 62.06
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5 62.06
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 5 62.06 62.06
1976 Summer 38 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass