Gary Gubner

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Gary Gubner
Medal record
Competitor for the  United States
Maccabiah Games
Gold 1961 Israel Heavyweight Weightlifting
Gold 1961 Israel Shot put
Gold 1961 Israel Discus

Gary Jay Gubner (born December 1, 1942 in New York, New York) was an American shotputter, weightlifter, and discus hurler. He is known for setting various shot put records, including a 53-foot throw with a 16-lb. ball when he was 16, and a 64' 11¾" (19.805 m) throw in 1962 that set the world indoor record.

Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Gubner has also been recognized by the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in its 2000 book Jewish Sports Legends.[1] Gary attended DeWitt Clinton High School, in The Bronx, NY

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  1. ^ Siegman, Joseph. "Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame", p. 174. Brassey's, 2000. ISBN 1-57488-284-8. Accesserd February 2, 2011.

External links[edit]

  • "Gary Gubner". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-01-18.