Alessandro Andrei in a competition in Italy in 1980s
|Born||3 January 1959 (age 59)
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||118 kg (260 lb)|
|Club||G.S. Fiamme Oro|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||22.91 m (1987)|
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).
- Shots series
|1983||Mediterranean Games||Casablanca||2nd||Shot put||19.61 m|
|World Championships||Helsinki||5th||Shot put||20.07 m|
|1984||European Indoor Championships||Gothenburg||3rd||Shot put||20.32 m|
|Olympic Games||Los Angeles||1st||Shot put||21.26 m|
|1985||Universiade||Kobe||2nd||Shot put||20.85 m|
|1987||World Championships||Rome||2nd||Shot put||21.88 m|||
|1991||Mediterranean Games||Athens||1st||Shot put||19.38 m|
|1993||Mediterranean Games||Languedoc-Roussillon||2nd||Shot put||19.37 m|
|1997||Mediterranean Games||Bari||1st||Shot put||19.54 m|
- Shot put all-time top performer
- Men's shot put world record progression
- FIDAL Hall of Fame
- Italian all-time lists - Shot put
- Italy national athletics team - More caps
- List of Italian records in athletics
- List of Italian records in masters athletics
- "The Complete List of 74-Footers". Retrieved 20 May 2017.
- "Alessandro Andrei". Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- "Italy's Andrei Surpasses 75 Feet to Break World Shotput Record". latimes.com. 13 August 1987. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- "Athletics .Record Smashed .Andrei Demolishes World Shot Mark". google.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- With the measure of 21.57 m he just had broken Championships Records in qualification round.
- Alessandro Andrei at Sports Reference
- Alessandro Andrei profile at IAAF
- Alessandro Andrei profile at FIDAL
|Men's Shot Put World Record Holder
12 August 1987 – 22 May 1988