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Jim Achurch

Full name: James Dudley "Jim" Achurch
Gender: Male
Born: January 21, 1928
Died: November 5, 2015 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia
Affiliations: Thompson Estate Eastern Suburbs Athletics, Brisbane (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jim Achurch grew up on a farm in New South Wales and developed his strong arm by throwing rocks at rabbits on the farm. His father later left the farm and bought a tennis centre on Parramatta Road, where Jim Achurch also learned to play tennis. In athletics, Achurch’s greatest moment came when he won the 1954 Commonwealth Games javelin throw in Vancouver. He also competed at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Later in life Achurch represented Australia six times in world masters tennis events. His work was in various fields, including running a passionfruit and pineapple farm, working as a carriage builder, a house painter, a wardsman, and running maintenance contracts for the Nambour General Hospital.

Personal Best: JT – 68.94 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Australia AUS 21 QR

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Australia Qualifying Round 21 57.09
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Round One 17 57.09
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Round Two 20 43.43 57.09
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Round Three NP foul
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