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Fred Samara

Full name: Frederick Ameen "Fred" Samara
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: April 6, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Fred Samara won the AAU decathlon championship in 1975. At the NCAAs, competing for Penn, he was runner-up in 1971. He also finished fifth in the 1974 Universiade decathlon. Samara set an American record for the indoor pentathlon in 1974, and was a five-time champion at the Penn Relays. He earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and Finance in 1973.

In 1979 Samara was named head track coach at his alma mater. He also served as head cross-country coach in 1992-98 and 2004-07. His teams won over 40 Ivy League and Heptagonal titles, and six Ivy League triple crowns. He was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Indoor Male Coach of the Year in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2012, on the heels of being the Mid-Atlantic Outdoor Male Coach of the Year in 2001-02 and 2011-2013.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.3 (1975); 400 – 48.6 (1974); 110H – 14.1 (1975); HJ – 1.97 (6-5½) (1974); Decathlon – 7,937 (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 15

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1971AT) P(1977AT) P(1985AT) T(A) D P(1977T) P(1985T) H C/F/P T(H) P(1971HT)
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Final Standings 15 7.504 7.505 7.430
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 100 metres 5 841 894 10.85
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Four 3 841 894 10.85
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump 14 7.08 836 833
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP 6.93
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP 6.86
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP 7.08
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put 25 13.00 665 667
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 13.00
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP 12.37
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP foul
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 24T 716 661 1.84
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.84 metres NP o
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.88 metres NP xxx
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 400 metres 19 802 811 50.07 50.1 801
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 400 metres Heat One 3 802 811 50.07 50.1 801
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 8T 862 865 14.87
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Two 3 862 865 14.87
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Discus throw 16 40.54 696 676
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Discus throw Round One NP 36.98
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Discus throw Round Two NP 40.54
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Discus throw Round Three NP foul
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 12T 884 702 4.30
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 4.20 metres NP xo
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 4.30 metres NP xo
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 4.50 metres NP xxx
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Javelin throw 17 53.60 680 642
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Javelin throw Round One NP 53.60
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Two NP foul
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Three NP 47.70
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 1,500 metres 17 523 679 4:40.21
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Two 5 4:40.21
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