Alessandro Andrei

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Alessandro Andrei
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Alessandro Andrei in a competition in Italy in 1980s
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born 3 January 1959 (1959-01-03) (age 59)
Florence, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 118 kg (260 lb)
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Club G.S. Fiamme Oro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 22.91 m (1987)

Alessandro Andrei (born 3 January 1959) is an Italian former shot putter. He was born in Florence.


Andrei threw with his right hand, using the glide technique (at time many elite-level shot putters had switched to the spin/rotation style.) Andrei won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, California. In 1987 he broke the world record three times in the same competition with successive throws of 22.72, 22.84 & 22.91 m (and finishing the sequence with a throw of 22.74 m).[1]

He is married to Agnese Maffeis.[2]

World record[edit]

Shots series[4]
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
22.19 22.37 22.72 22.84 22.91 22.74


Year Competition Venue Position Event Measure Notes
1983 Mediterranean Games Morocco Casablanca 2nd Shot put 19.61 m
World Championships Finland Helsinki 5th Shot put 20.07 m Sport records icon PB.svg
1984 European Indoor Championships Sweden Gothenburg 3rd Shot put 20.32 m
Olympic Games United States Los Angeles 1st Shot put 21.26 m
1985 Universiade Japan Kobe 2nd Shot put 20.85 m
1987 World Championships Italy Rome 2nd Shot put 21.88 m [5]
1991 Mediterranean Games Greece Athens 1st Shot put 19.38 m
1993 Mediterranean Games France Languedoc-Roussillon 2nd Shot put 19.37 m
1997 Mediterranean Games Italy Bari 1st Shot put 19.54 m

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Complete List of 74-Footers". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Alessandro Andrei". Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Italy's Andrei Surpasses 75 Feet to Break World Shotput Record". 13 August 1987. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Athletics .Record Smashed .Andrei Demolishes World Shot Mark". Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ With the measure of 21.57 m he just had broken Championships Records in qualification round.

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Preceded by
East Germany Udo Beyer
Men's Shot Put World Record Holder
12 August 1987 – 22 May 1988
Succeeded by
East Germany Ulf Timmermann