John Brenner (athlete)

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John Brenner
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  United States
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Rome Shot Put

John Brenner (born January 4, 1961) is a retired shot putter from the United States. He was the 1986 and 1987 United States champion in the shot put.[1]

Brenner competed collegiately for UCLA. He won the 1984 NCAA Championship in both the shot put and the discus throw. That year he set the collegiate championship record in the shot put at 21.92 m (71 ft 1034 in) that lasted 11 years[2] until it was surpassed by John Godina, also from UCLA, which is the current record.

With a personal best of 22.52 m (73 ft 1012 in) from the 1987 Mt. SAC Relays, as of June 2013, Brenner ranks as the ninth-best shot putter of all time.[3]