Harlow Rothert

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles Shot put

Harlow Rothert (Harlow Phelps Rothert; 1 April 1908 – 13 August 1997) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the shot put.

Rothert attended Stanford University, where he competed in basketball, football, and track and field. He was named first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference in basketball in 1929. He won the NCAA shot put title three times, and set a world record for the event in 1930.

He competed for the United States in the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics; in the 1932 games, held in Los Angeles, he won the silver medal for the shot put.

Rothert earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford in 1930, and a law degree, also from Stanford, in 1937. He practiced law in San Francisco, and taught at Stanford Law School and Hastings College of Law. During World War II, he spent two years in the Marine Corps.

In 1996, he was invited to carry the Olympic Torch.


Obituary in Stanford alumni magazine