Al Feuerbach in 1974
January 14, 1948|
Preston, Iowa, United States
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||120 kg (265 lb)|
|Event(s)||Shot put, discus throw|
|Club||Pacific Coast Club, Long Beach|
|Achievements and titles|
SP – 21.82 m (1973)|
DT – 54.30 m (1970)
Allan "Al" Dean Feuerbach (born January 14, 1948) is a former American track and field athlete. He competed in the shot put at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and finished in fifth and fourth place, respectively. He missed the 1980 Games due to the boycott by the United States. He did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.
On May 5, 1973, he broke Randy Matson's seven-year-old world record in the shot put by throwing 21.82 meters (71' 7") at the San Jose Invitational at San Jose State College. Just weeks later, competing in a different sport, olympic-style weight lifting, he finished second in the heavyweight division at the U.S. weightlifting championships. Feuerbach currently works as a freelance audio technologist.
- Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
- Al Feuerbach. sports-reference.com
- USA Track & Field – USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions. Usatf.org. Retrieved on 2015-07-17.
- USA Track & Field – USA Indoor Track & Field Champions. Usatf.org. Retrieved on 2015-07-17.
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- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Al Feuerbach". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Feuerbach at the 1976 US. Olympic Trials Video on YouTube @ 27:40
| Men's shot put world record holder
May 5, 1973 – February 21, 1976
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