Full name: Albert Anthony "Al" Cantello
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: United States
The highlight of Al Cantelloâs 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 â 86.04 (282-3) (1959).
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Athletics||Men's Javelin Throw||United States||USA||10|
|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|