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Al Cantello

Full name: Albert Anthony "Al" Cantello
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: June 9, 1931 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: US Marine Corps, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

The highlight of Al Cantello’s athletics career came in June 1959 at the Compton Invitational when he broke the world javelin record with his all-time best throw of 86.04 (282-3). Cantello also won the AAU title in 1959-60, and won a bronze medal at the 1959 Pan American Games. He was world ranked #4 in both years. Cantello graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia in 1955, where he won four consecutive Mid-Atlantic Conference javelin titles, also winning the javelin event three times at the Penn Relays.

Cantello became a renowned track coach, coaching for over 50 years at the US Naval Academy (Annapolis). He was three times named Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year, and in 2013 inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coaches Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: JT – 86.04 (282-3) (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 10

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 10 74.70
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round One 6 74.70
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 8 71.00 74.70
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 10 71.10 74.70
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2 QU 79.72
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1 79.72
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 11 69.69 69.69
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 79.72
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