David Ottley

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David Ottley
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Olympic Games
Representing  Great Britain
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Javelin
Commonwealth Games
Representing  England
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Javelin

David Charles "Dave" Ottley (born 5 August 1955 in West Thurrock, Essex) was a British athlete who mainly competed in the men's javelin throw event. He competed for Great Britain at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States where he won the silver medal in the men's javelin throw event.

Ottley is referenced In "The Boy Who Cried Rat" episode of Good Morning Miss Bliss, in which Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins) proclaims that nobody remembers second place, referencing the javelin throw of 1984 Summer Olympics. Miss Bliss however correctly identifies that the silver medallist was indeed Ottley.

Ottley now resides in Shropshire.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  England
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 2nd 85.74 m
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 1st 80.62 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 9th 77.64 m