December 20, 1958 |
San Gabriel, California, United States
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
Douglas ("Doug") Nordquist (born December 20, 1958 in San Gabriel, California) is a retired male high jumper from the United States, who competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics where he ended up in fifth place with a jump of 2.29 metres. He was TAC high jump champion in 1986 and 1988, and placed second at the 1984 Olympic Trials behind distant cousin Dwight Stones. He competed for Sonora High School, finishing a three way tie for third place at the 1977 CIF California State Meet, Fullerton Community College, Washington State University where he was coached by 1968 Olympian Rick Sloan and Tiger International. He was a practitioner of Washington State's specialized weight training for high jumpers He set his personal record of 2.36m while finishing second at the TAC National Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California on June 15, 1990. That jump currently ranks Nordquist tied as the 25th best performer in history.
His personal bests in the event are 2.36 metres outdoors (Norwalk 1990) and 2.31 metres indoors (Genk 1987).
|Representing the United States|
|1984||Olympic Games||Los Angeles, United States||5th||2.29 m|
|1986||Goodwill Games||Moscow, Soviet Union||1st||2.34 m|
|1990||Goodwill Games||Seattle, United States||2nd||2.30 m|
- Sports-Reference profile
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
- "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
- All-Athletics profile
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