Doug Nordquist

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Doug Nordquist
Personal information
Born (1958-12-20) December 20, 1958 (age 58)
San Gabriel, California, United States[1]
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Club Tiger International

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,[2] and placed second at the 1984 Olympic Trials behind distant cousin Dwight Stones.[3] He competed for Sonora High School, finishing a three way tie for third place at the 1977 CIF California State Meet,[4] Fullerton Community College,[5] Washington State University where he was coached by 1968 Olympian[6] Rick Sloan and Tiger International. He was a practitioner of Washington State's specialized weight training for high jumpers[7] 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.[8]

Doug Nordquist is now the director for the California High School Entertainment Unit,[9] winning first place awards with the band.

His personal bests in the event are 2.36 metres outdoors (Norwalk 1990) and 2.31 metres indoors (Genk 1987).[10]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
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


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