Thank you! In 1977 he reentered world competition stronger than ever. He had dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and has struggled with heart problems, she said. Al Oerter (born 1936) is the only athlete ever to win a gold medal in the same event at four consecutive Olympic Games. In 1960 Oerter lost in the Olympic trials to the world-record holder Richard Babka, but he made the Olympic team. Oerter is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame. The mark 'Art of the Olympians' is used under license from the United States Olympic Committee. He dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and struggled with heart problems, she said. Subscribe. He is not the oldest as Viktor Rashchupkin, the 1980 Champion, is almost exactly 1 month older.During his discus throw series from May 1, 1976, he set the world record three times with throws of … In early spring,1967, Douglas Kelban was a junior on the track team at Plainedge High … Al Oerter passed away at the age of 71 in Fort Myers, Florida. In May 2002 he had a defibrillator installed in his chest because of heart problems caused by 65 years of high blood pressure. My first enterprise was building, configuring and training customers on desktop PCs when I was 12 years old. Oerter set and broke many Olympic records. FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Al Oerter, the discus great who won gold medals in four straight Olympics to become one of track and fields biggest stars … Cathy’s credentials, like her husband’s, include both the art and sport worlds. Today, he and his wife Cathy are living permanently in Florida, and until February 2003, Oerter was lifting weights regularly. "He was a gentle giant," she said. Oerter’s winning throw was a personal best, but more important, his four consecutive gold medals in the same event was a feat no other track and field athlete had ever duplicated. He was 71. In 1957, it seemed that Oerter’s career would be over at the age of 20 when he was nearly killed in an automobile accident. "Al had dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and has also struggled with heart problems," said wife Cathy. Olympic Discus Champion Al Oerter Dies at 71 He won gold medals in four straight Olympics and became one of track and fields biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s. Died: 11 December 2019, aged 81 Cathy Oerter was the wife of Al Oerter and assisted him in founding Art of the Olympians in 2006.. Cathy’s credentials, like her husband’s, include both the art and sport worlds. FORT MYERS, Fla. - Al Oerter, the discus great who won gold medals in four straight Olympics to become one of track and field's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s, died yesterday of heart failure. Art of the Olympians welcomes Cheung Ho Lun – AOTO’s first Asian artist and first Special Olympian. AOF brings together athletes from the Olympics and the sporting world to promote the highest ethics of humanity. Cathy Oerter was the wife of Al Oerter and assisted him in founding Art of the Olympians in 2006.. Cathy’s credentials, like her husband’s, include both the art and sport worlds. At the Olympics, however, Oerter hurled another Olympic record throw of 64.78 meters (212.5 ft) on his third throw. His discus career had an almost mythical beginning: while running on his high school track (Oerter began his high school track and field career as a miler), an errant discus, which weighs two kilograms or nearly four-and-a-half pounds, fell at his feet. Oerter set and broke many Olympic records. Like a river, it keeps flowing, creating frothy rapids and settling in gentle pools. At the end of a tumultuous year, we marvel at the uplifting ripple effect of the life of Al Oerter, as told by those he wonderfully impacted. In words of his surviving wife Cathy, in 25 years of relationship he was never angry or upset and they never argued. Part of Oerter’s work was his “Impact” series of paintings. Hal and Al Oerter both went on to the Olympics and were on three U.S. Olympic teams together. He was the first to throw the discus more than 200 feet … Hal told me that Al Oerter was the greatest field-event athlete of the 20th century. In those days before video, or even readily available film of competitions, Oerter refined his technique is perhaps the most unusual way of all: he studied a flip book of a discus thrower. Al Oerter the Legend Al Oerter the Legend Al Oerter the Legend Schifrin decided to model “Olympus Within” after his idol, the great Al Oerter, who wasn’t just a four-time discus gold medalist from 1956 to 1968 (a first at the time), but an athlete turned artist, too. While he narrowly failed to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in 1980, which ultimately did not compete (there being a U.S. boycott), he made the longest throw of his career and the world’s longest that year, 69.46 meters (227 feet 11 inches). In a flurry of amazing competitiveness, beginning with a meet in Los Angeles in May 1962, Oerter accomplished the one goal in his sport that had eluded him he set the world record with a throw of 61.10 meters (200 feet, 51/2 inches); Oerter was the first person to throw the discus 200 feet. Al Oerter’s heart condition progressed, he was advised by cardiologists he would require a heart transplant. © Copyright 2016 Al Oerter Foundation. On March 13, 2003, Oerter was briefly clinically dead; a change of blood pressure medications caused a fluid build-up (Pericardial effusion) around his heart. Alfred Adolph Oerter, Jr. was born in Astoria, New York, on August 19, 1936. In The Olympics: 80 Years of People, Events and Records, edited by Lord Killanin and John Rodda, it was acknowledged that Oerter has been "often cited as the Supreme Olympic athletics competitor…" (Here the term "athletics" refers to track and field events.) Al Oerter is the man who picked up a 4-pound, 6 1/2-ounce discus in the Olympic Games of 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968 and hurled it far enough each time to win four gold medals. He dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and struggled with heart problems, she said. During his career he set new world records four times (1962–64). As before, he bettered his own record with a throw of 61 meters (200 ft). Though active at a world-class level into his 40s, he fell short again in bids for the U.S. Olympic team in 1984 and 1988. By Roald Bradstock - 7 May 2009 Al Oerter winning 4 consecutive gold medals in the discus is a legendary accomplishment. Elliott Denman (born January 23, 1934) is an American racewalker.He competed in the men's 50 kilometres walk at the 1956 Summer Olympics.. References Bob Beamon. – Bob Beamon. Later he worked for Reebok. As Al's wife, Cathy, has labeled them; "The Cellar Dwellers: John Boos, Al, and Dave Spector. Although he again wasn’t necessarily the favorite, nor the world record holder (Poland’s Edmund Piatkowski had set the new mark of 59.91 meters in 1959), Oerter easily defended his gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics with a winning throw of 59.18 meters (194 feet, 11/2 inches) as the United States once again swept the discus competition: Richard Babka won the silver medal and Dick Cochran the bronze. He was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. On March 13, 2003, Oerter was briefly clinically dead; a change of blood pressure medications caused a fluid build-up around his heart. Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home. "Al had dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and has also struggled with heart problems," said wife Cathy. I’m Chief Executive Officer at Art of the Olympians Museum in Fort Myers, Florida, which was founded by my Mexico City teammate Al Oerter and his wife Cathy in 2005. In 2005, Oerter was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. Oerter won gold medals in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968. The Olympics transformed Oerter into an athlete of international stature. In 1957 Oerter was involved in a serious automobile accident that nearly took his life. He was 71. Oerter had struggled with high blood pressure his entire life, and in the 2000s, he became terminally ill with cardiovascular disease. He was survived by his wife and two daughters. In 1959 Oerter also won the gold medal in the Pan-American Games. He did make an attempt to qualify for the American team in 1980 but he finished fourth. Al Oerter Biography Considered by many to be the greatest modern Olympic competitor, Al Oerter is the first athlete to win four gold medals at four successive Olympiads and the … Hal and his wife, Pat (a three-time Olympian), used to ride tandem bicycles with us. On March 7, 2009, the Al Oerter Recreation Center was … Smith and Carlos took the gold and bronze medals, respectively, in the 200-meter event. In 1976 Oerter had a change of heart, he came out of retirement and began training for the 1980 Olympics. He afterward became a vocal opponent of steroids and drugs. Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home, his wife Cathy Oerter said. THE AL OERTER FOUNDATION (AOF) exists to foster character and integrity through sports and the arts. He attended Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park. Since Al Oerter’s death in 2007, his wife Cathy has been the recipient of hundreds of messages from people all over the world with stories of being positively impacted by her husband in some way. Al Oerter embodied the concept of always doing one's best...in athletics and in art. Al Oerter was a shy and introspective man who, at the same time, was able of a calmness and peaceful state of mind which marvelled all the people who knew him. Al Oerter was a discus thrower who became the first modern track and field athlete to win four consecutive Olympic titles in one event. He won gold in the discus in 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968. "He was a gentle giant," she said. Oerter enjoyed the freedom of abstract art, and thus decided against formal schooling for his art, as he thought it might stifle his creativity. He was survived by his wife and two daughters. Alfred Oerter Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. Oerter is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame. In 1954 Oerter set the U.S. high school record for the discus. In 1954 Oerter was recruited to go to the University of Kansas, the same year that Wilt Chamberlain went there to play basketball. The words flashed fluorescent across the quiz machine screen as Keith Gillespie pondered ruefully just what it was that Al Oerter was good at. A high school track standout she won numerous national titles in track and field, made several USA international teams and started the women’s track program at her Alma matter, Iowa State University. At the 1956 Olympic games Oerter won the gold medal with a personal best throw of 184 feet 11 inches. In … Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home. They saw Oerter shake Silvester’s hand and assumed that he had failed in his quest for a fourth gold medal. He was 71 andlived in Fort Myers Beach. He was a world record holder in Masters track-and-field competition in the 1980s. Al Oerter, in full Alfred Oerter, Jr., (born Sept. 19, 1936, Astoria, Queens, N.Y., U.S.—died Oct. 1, 2007, Fort Myers, Fla.), American discus thrower, who won four consecutive Olympic gold medals (1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968), setting an Olympic record each time. He trained furiously to regain his strength, and he never again competed without pain. He died on October 1, 2007 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. In August 2013, Wilkins left Concordia University to coach for USATF in Chula Vista, California. 2016 Hall of Famer, Al Oerter with some friends! In words of his surviving wife Cathy, in 25 years of relationship he was never angry or upset and they never argued. One such email was extremely special, and the following exposition is a result of that missive. Left to Right: Dave Johnston, James Pringle, Curt Curtis, Bob Beamon, Cathy Oerter (wife of the late Olympian Al Oerter) Hugo Miller, Ricky McIntosh, Dr. Liston Bochette III, Beaufort Brown, a musician The Olympics transformed Oerter into an athlete of international stature. Oerter recaptured the world record with a throw of 62.44 meters in July 1962 in Chicago. One such email was extremely special, and the following exposition is a result of that missive. He was 71. "He was bigger than life." He attended Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park. His wife, Cathy Oerter, saiddoctors at a Fort Myers hospital had told her that the cause was eithera heart attack or a blood clot. Al Oerter continued throwing and eventually earned a scholarship to the University of Kansas in 1954 where he became a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Wilkins was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.With the death of Al Oerter on 1 October 2007, Wilkins is the earliest surviving Olympic Champion in the Men's Discus. Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home. In later years, Oerter carried the Olympic flag for the 1984 Summer Olympics, then carried the Olympic flame into the stadium for the 1996 Olympic Games. In 1954 Oerter was recruited to go to the University of Kansas, the same year that Wilt Chamberlain went there to play basketball. Dr. Gideon Ariel, a former Olympic shot putter himself for Israel, had developed a business of biomechanical services, and Oerter after working with Ariel at age 43 threw a discus 27 feet farther than his best gold medal performance. He was 71. Oerter had struggled with high blood pressure his entire life, and in the 2000s, he became terminally ill with the cardiovascular disease. Born: 2 November 1938. titles, six national championships and broke the world … Al Oerter, a discus thrower who became the first modern track and field athlete to win four consecutive Olympic titles in one event and who competed into his 60s, died today in Fort Myers, Fla. "Al had dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and has also struggled with heart problems," said wife Cathy. After graduating from the University of Kansas in 1958, he continued to compete as a discus thrower as a member of the New York Athletic Club. Birthplace: Queens, NY Location of death: Fort Myers, FL Cause of death: Heart Failure. Oerter won gold medals in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968. It shows that Olympians can have another life; we have got art from more than 100 Olympians. Subscribe to find about new blog posts and get future access to exclusive Al Oerter content and interviews. Al Oerter, the discus great who won gold medals in four straight Olympics, died Monday of heart failure. Easton guided Oerter in his early amateur career that included making the United States Olympic team in 1956. Each time he competed he … Two and a half weeks later Vladimir Trusenyov set the new standard (61.64 meters) in a meet in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. "He was a gentle giant," she said. "He was bigger than life." He began his track and field career at the age of 15 when a discus landed at his feet and he threw it back past the crowd of throwers. In 2014 the foundation changed its name to the Al Oerter Foundation with Art of the Olympians their signature program. Art of The Olympians Al Oerter’s very first painting. A high school track standout she won numerous national titles in track and field, made several USA international teams and started the women’s track program at her Alma matter, Iowa State University. As a retired athlete, Oerter became an abstract painter. Oerter’s wife Corrine and their two daughters were watching from the stands. He began his track and field career at the age of 15 when a discus landed at his feet and he threw it back past the crowd of throwers. He dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and struggled with heart problems, she said. Al Oerter; Oerter at the Rome 1960 Olympics. Amy Acuff; Richard Aldrich “Rink” Babka; Lanny Barnes; Lynda Lipson Blutreich; Bob Beamon; Carl Borack; Roald Bradstock; Reynaldo Brown; Gregory Burns; Ben Nighthorse Campbell His wife, Cathy Oerter, said doctors at a Fort Myers hospital had told her that the cause was either a heart attack or a blood clot. In 1996 Oerter was further honored for his Olympic feats as the final torchbearer in Atlanta. His record held and he became the first track and field athlete to win gold medals in four consecutive Olympic Games. “I’ve had an interesting life,” he said, “and I’m going out with what I have.” Oerter died on October 1, 2007, of heart failure in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 71. Credit Analysis and Loans Disbursement Process of Jamuna Bank Limited. Oerter won gold medals in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968. In 1956 the summer Olympics were held in Melbourne, Australia. In The Olympics: 80 Years of People, Events, and Records, edited by Lord Killanin and John Rodda, it was acknowledged that Oerter has been “often cited as the Supreme Olympic athletics competitor…” Oerter began his Olympic career at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. A high school track standout she won numerous national titles in track and field, made several USA international teams and started the women’s track program at her Alma matter, Iowa State University. AOTO expands to 50 Olympian and Paralympian members, Art of the Olympians celebrates its newest member : Alex Fong Lik-Sun. However, it was overshadowed by the controversial “black power salute” by African American track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos who were protesting against racism in the United States. He was 71 andlived in Fort Myers Beach. Although his original goal was to win five gold medals, Oerter retired from Olympic competition after the 1968 Games with four because of the sacrifices and pressures of being an Olympic champion. Cathy Oerter was the wife of Al Oerter and assisted him in founding Art of the Olympians in 2006.. Cathy’s credentials, like her husband’s, include both the art and sport worlds. A large man at 6′ 4″ (193 cm) and 280 pounds (127 kg), Oerter was a natural thrower. Today, he and his wife Cathy are living permanently in Florida, and until February 2003, Oerter was lifting weights regularly. Hal told me that Al Oerter was the greatest field-event athlete of the 20th century. When Al Oerter died on 1 October 2007, Wilkins became the earliest surviving Olympic champion in the men's discus. Dimensions: 40 x 30. Mike Lindsay, athlete. Almost exactly a year later, in April 1964, he set the mark again with a throw of 62.94 meters (206 feet, 6 inches). Al Oerter is 100%, grade A, genuine. Al Oerter, Self: The Way It Was. Oerter’s career blossomed at the University of Kansas under legendary track and field coach Bill Easton. Oerter was just hitting his stride. Al Oerter From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. When Oerter threw it back his toss went so far that the coach immediately talked him into competing as a discus thrower. I have been a founder, owner and operator in small business for over 30 years. Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home, wife Cathy Oerter said. Since Al Oerter’s death in 2007, his wife Cathy has been the recipient of hundreds of messages from people all over the world with stories of being positively impacted by her husband in some way. It was knowledge a stone's throw away. SUBMIT. He married Cathy Oerter and the couple had two daughers, Crys and Gabrielle. Al Oerter, in full Alfred Oerter, Jr., was born September 19, 1936, Astoria, Queens, New York, United States. Oerter persevered for one more season before he retired–for a time. Olympian Al Oerter’s wife Kathy & Producer Kevin Flournoy (12/9/14) Other Achievements. Oerter … Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home, wife Cathy Oerter said. He was bothered by a neck injury, and he tore cartilage in his ribs shortly before the competition. His best throw in setting a world record was 62.94 meters (206 feet 6 inches) in 1964; his best Olympic throw was 64.78 meters (212 feet 6 inches) in 1968. Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home, his wife Cathy Oerter said. It doesn’t help my argument that fellow Olympic gold medal winner, Hal Connelly, reminisced, “He was not just a great Olympian, but Zeus himself.” What I have learned along the way is that Al Oerter’s story never ends. Al Oerter was the first man ever to throw the discus over 200 feet, the first of his four world records in a sport he excelled at throughout the 1960s. For these works, Oerter would lay a puddle of a paint on a tarp, and fling a discus into it to create splashing lines on a canvas positioned in front of the tarp. Al Oerter was born on September 19, 1936 in Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Alfred Adolf Oerter Jr. In fact, it was Oerter’s wife Cathy who reached out to Schifrin with the opportunity. Oerter was in the first class to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983. Babka settled for the silver medal when he was not able to beat Oerter’s throw. Al Oerter. 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In the years between the Melbourne Olympics and the 1960 Olympics in Rome, he captured the U.S. national championship for discus three times: 1957, 1959, and 1960. On his last throw in the competition, Oerter tossed the discus 194 feet 2 inches to win his second gold medal. He dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and struggled with heart problems, she said. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games. His wife, Cathy Oerter, said doctors at a Fort Myers hospital told her that the cause was a heart attack or a blood clot. Oerter had had high blood pressure since he was young and a … Personal information; Full name: Alfred Adolph Oerter Jr. "He was a gentle giant," she said. He threw poorly in the early rounds, and then Babka suggested he adjust his throwing position. Oerter was competing in great pain, but he set a new Olympic standard and won a third Olympic gold medal despite not being able to take his last throw due to the pain from his ribs. In April 1963 he bettered his mark with a throw of 62.62 meters (205 feet, 51/2 inches). At the age of twenty, the 6 feet 4 inches, 290-pound sophomore at the University of Kansas was rated second in the world in the discus throw. Mr. Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home, said his wife, Cathy. He was the first to throw the discus more than 200 feet with his first world record of 61.10 meters (200 feet 5 inches). "He was bigger than life." Oerter had … AKA Alfred Adolf Oerter, Jr. Four-time Olympic discus gold medalist. When filming for a TV segment, he unofficially threw about 245 feet (75 m), which would have set a still-standing world record. "He was bigger than life." Al Oerter worked as a computer specialist for Grumman Data Systems for 28 years. Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home, his wife Cathy Oerter said. Oerter was hampered by injuries before the Games began. Oerter is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame. Sections. Al Oerter, a discus thrower who became the first modern track andfield athlete to win four consecutive Olympic titles in one event andwho competed into his 60s, died today in Fort Myers, Fla. Oerter died at … Al's wife Cathy, Olympians, and friends keep Al's last wish alive, giving inspirational, educational programs, contests, and exhibitions across the world. As Al's wife, Cathy, has labeled them; "The Cellar Dwellers: John Boos, Al, and Dave Spector. It was swiped at Fowler Road and College Point Boulevard in Flushing near the Al Oerter Recreation Complex (above) on October 28 . 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