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Mac Wilkins

Full name: Mac Maurice Wilkins
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 254 lbs (115 kg)
Born: November 15, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Pacific Coast Club, Long Beach (USA) / Athletics West, Eugene (USA) / Oregon Ducks, Eugene (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Cousin of Andrew Hermann.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Mac Wilkins' greatest year was undoubtedly 1976. Apart from his Olympic gold medal he bettered the world record four times and three of those records came in one inspired competition. After setting a world record of 226-11½ (69.18) in April, he went to San José in May and, with each of his first three throws, progressively improved that record. Wilkins opened with 229-0 (69.80); then threw 230-5½, which, at 70.24 m., was the first-ever 70 meter throw; and on his third attempt he took the record up to 232-5½ (70.85). Wilkins has been called America's greatest all-round thrower, although this sobriquet omits such oldtimers as Martin Sheridan and Ralph Rose. Still, Wilkins' versatility is impressive. He began as a javelin thrower for the Oregon track team, placing third in the 1973 NCAA and 1977 AAU indoor shot put events. He also threw the hammer, but all his big titles came with the disc. He took the AAU title six times, the NCAA championship in 1973, and won a Pan American discus gold medal in 1979.

Personal Bests: SP – 69-1¼i (21.06i) (1977); DT – 70.98 (1980); HT – 208-10 (63.65) (1977); JT – 257-4 (78.43) (1970).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 2 Silver
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 5

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 1 67.50
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One 5 61.78
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 67.50 67.50
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 63.44 67.50
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 63.52 67.50
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 foul 67.50
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 66.14
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 68.28
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 OR 68.28
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 OR 68.28
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass 68.28
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 2 66.30
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round One 1 65.96
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 foul 65.96
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 65.20 65.96
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 foul 65.96
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 2 66.30 66.30
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 65.86
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1 65.86
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 60.54
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 65.86 65.86
1984 Summer 33 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5 65.90
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round One 8 61.88
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 10 foul 61.88
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 4 65.12 65.12
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 4 63.84 65.12
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 4 65.90 65.90
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 62.96
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 7 QC 62.48
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 62.48
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 62.48
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 foul 62.48
1988 Summer 37 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 61.34
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