John Powell (discus thrower)

American discus thrower

John Gates Powell (June 25, 1947 – August 18, 2022) was an American track and field athlete who focused in the discus throw. He set a world record at 69.08 meters in 1975.[1] He won a bronze medal at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics.

John Powell
John Powell discus 1972.jpg
Powell in 1972
Personal information
Born(1947-06-25)June 25, 1947
San Francisco, California, U.S.
DiedAugust 18, 2022(2022-08-18) (aged 75)
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight110 kg (243 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Discus throw, shot put, hammer throw
ClubBud Light Track America
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • DT – 71.26 m (1984)
  • SP – 17.09 m (1976)
  • HT – 58.49 m (1984)

Powell died on August 18, 2022 at the age of 75.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Track and Field Statistics: John Powell". trackfield.brinkster.net. Retrieved August 20, 2022.
  2. John Powell