Al Oerter

Discus Thrower

Birthday September 19, 1936

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Oct 1, 2007 (71)

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American discus thrower who won four Olympic gold medals in four consecutive Olympic games.

Before Fame

He began throwing the discus at the age of 15.


He was the first discus thrower to break 200 feet in the event.

Family Life

He married Cathy Oerter and the couple had two daughers, Crys and Gabrielle.

Associated With

He is a member of the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame along with legendary MLB pitcher Whitey Ford.