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Dick Emberger

Full name: Richard John "Dick" Emberger
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: July 3, 1938 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: US Marine Corps, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Dick Emberger competed for Rice, Roanoke College, the US Marine Corps, and the Athens TC. In 1963 he won the Southern Pacific AAU title, and finished second at the AAU Meet. Emberger won the 1964 Final Olympic Trials, and then placed 10th in Tokyo.

Emberger was an extremely versatile athlete. He was a top hurdler and even ran cross-country at Roanoke College, once placing third in the Mason-Dixon Conference Championship. He was also on the swim team all four years at Roanoke. He was inducted into the Roanoke College Hall of Fame in 1971.

After Tokyo Emberger stepped away from the decathlon, but returned in 1968 in an attempt to make another Olympic team. He was fifth that year at the Mount Sac Relays, third in the AAU Meet, but his fifth place at the Olympic Trials left him off the team.

Personal Bests: 120yH – 14.0 (1963); HJ – 2.00 (6-7) (1963); Dec – 7578 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 10

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) P(1985HT) T D P(1962T) P(1985T) H
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Standings 10 7,292 7.126
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States 100 metres 12T 756 765 11.2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Two 1 756 765 11.2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Long jump 13 6.72 761 748
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Shot put 18 11.80 586 594
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States High jump 4T 769 714 1.90
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States 400 metres 4 847 850 49.1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Two 1 847 850 49.1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 3T 859 833 14.9
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Five 1 859 833 14.9
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Discus throw 16 35.32 590 570
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Pole vault 15T 728 535 3.70
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Javelin throw 9 57.54 731 701
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States 1,500 metres 1 OB 4:19.3 665 816
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Four 1 OB 4:19.3 665 816
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