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Rudy Haluza

Full name: Rudolph John "Rudy" Haluza
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: July 5, 1931 in Middletown, New York, United States
Affiliations: Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Rudy Haluza was a walker who won 10 AAU championships over various distances between 1957 and 1966. He competed initially for Queens College and the Southern Cal Striders. Haluza competed in two Olympics in the 20 km walk, placing 24th in 1960 and almost winning a medal in 1968 when he finished 4th. Haluza was in the US Air Force, in the early 1960s, and ended up at the University of Nebraska at Omaha via the Air Force Bootstrapper program. By the time of the 1968 Olympics, Haluza had left the military and was a pilot for United Airlines.

Personal Best: 20kmW – 1-34:12 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk United States USA 24
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk United States USA 4

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics United States Final Standings 24 1-45:11.0
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Standings 4 1-35:00.2
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