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Sam Colson

Full name: Samuel Linn "Sam" Colson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
Born: March 24, 1951 in Beloit, Kansas, United States
Affiliations: Kansas Jayhawks, Lawrence (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A javelin thrower at the University of Kansas, Sam Colson won the 1975 Pan American Games gold medal. He was NCAA champion in 1973, after finishing third in 1972, and was AAU champion in 1974. Colson finished third at the AAU Meet in the javelin in 1971 and 1975. Colson was the #1 ranked American javelin thrower in 1974 and 1976, and was ranked in the US top 10 for seven straight years, 1970-76. He was world ranked three times, in 1973-74 and 1976, with a high ranking of #6 in 1974.

Colson later became a strength and conditioning coach at Clemson University. In 1985 he was indicted in a steroid scandal, and pled guilty to providing prescription drugs, including steroids, to student athletes at Clemson. He was fined, placed on probation, and ordered to perform community service.

Personal Best: JT – 88.64 (290-10) (1973).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 5

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5 86.16
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One 9 77.70
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 5 85.08 85.08
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 86.16 86.16
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 foul 86.16
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 5 foul 86.16
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 86.64
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2 86.64
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 9 72.28
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 10 71.74 72.28
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 86.64
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