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George Woods

Full name: George Roger Woods
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)
Born: February 11, 1943 in Portageville, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Pacific Coast Club, Long Beach (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

While at Southern Illinois, George Woods' best placing at the NCAA was in 1964 when he finished second and, although during his long career he won the AAU indoor shot four times, he never succeeded in winning the outdoor title. After placing second to Randy Matson at the 1968 Olympics he was desperately unlucky not to win the gold medal at München. Woods' final trial at the 1972 Games would almost certainly have exceeded Władysław Komar's winning mark – albeit marginally – but the shot hit Komar's measuring peg and Woods lost the Olympic title by a mere centimeter Woods made a third Olympic appearance in 1976 when he placed seventh. He tried for a fourth team in 1980, but placed only eleventh at the Final Trials. Woods had a career best of 72-2¾ (22.02) in 1974 which, bettered the current world record, but because it was indoors at the Los Angeles Times Games, it did not receive official approval.

Personal Bests: SP – 72-2¾i (22.02i) (1974); DT – 181-6 (55.32) (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 7

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 2 20.12
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round One 2 20.12
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 2 foul 20.12
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 foul 20.12
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 pass 20.12
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 2 19.19 20.12
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 19.79
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3 19.79
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 19.79
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 3 pass 19.79
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Round 2 21.17
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Round Round One 6 20.55
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 6 20.17 20.55
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 6 20.71 20.71
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 21.17 21.17
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 2 20.88 21.17
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 21.05
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 19.96
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2 19.96
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 19.96
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 19.96
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 7 20.26
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One 5 20.13
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 8 19.97 20.13
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 7 20.20 20.20
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 7 20.26 20.26
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 7 foul 20.26
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 19.87
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 12 QC 19.35
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 6 19.35
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 19.25
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 6 19.27 19.27
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 19.35
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