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Jack Torrance

Full name: John "Jack" Torrance
Nickname(s): Baby Jack
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 304 lbs (138 kg)
Born: June 20, 1912 in Weathersby, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 10, 1969 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: LSU Tigers, Baton Rouge (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

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Biography

Jack Torrance was the world’s best shot putter between the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, but he peaked at the wrong time to win Olympic gold. Although he won the 1936 Olympic Trials he was not at his best in Berlin. Torrance was AAU champion in the shot from 1933-35, NCAA champion in 1933-34, and won the AAU indoors in 1935. In 1934, he broke the world shot put record five times, with his final mark of 17.40 lasting as the record for 14 years.

Personal Bests: SP – 17.40 (57-1) (1934); DT – 48.11 (157-10) (1934).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 5

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 5 15.38
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round One 5 15.38
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 5 14.40
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 15.34
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 14.79
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 5 14.57
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 14.56
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU
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