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Parry O'Brien
Born: Jan 28, 1932
United States
Shot Put
Personal Best:   19.69  Honolulu  May 28, 1966
Top 25 Lists Tournaments Records
Year Result Place Venue Date
1950 16.42 9 Los Angeles May 19
1951 17.00 3 Berkeley Jun 23
1952 17.48 2 Long Beach Jun 20
1953 18.04 1 Compton Jun 5
1954 18.54 1 Los Angeles Jun 11
1955 18.09 1 Toronto Jul 23
1956 19.25 1 Los Angeles Nov 1
1957 18.55 2 Bucharest Sep 15
1958 19.23 1 Modesto May 31
1959 19.30 2 Albuquerque Aug 1
1960 19.33 3 Tempe Apr 2
1961 18.97 3 Eugene Jul 4
1962 18.70 8 Honolulu Sep 1
1963 19.10 5 Long Beach Jul 14
1964 19.45 4 Los Angeles May 29
1966 19.69 4 Honolulu May 28
Indoor Results
(better than outdoor result for the same year)
1955 18.12 New York Feb 19
1961 19.24 Los Angeles Jan 21
1962 18.89 Los Angeles Feb 10
1963 19.11 San Francisco Feb 15
1967 19.01 Portland Jan 28
International
Year Result Place
1952 (Olympic) 17.41 1
1955 (PanAmer) 17.59 1
1956 (Olympic) 18.57 1
1959 (PanAmer) 19.04 1
1960 (Olympic) 19.11 2
1964 (Olympic) 19.20 4
National
Year Result Place
1951 (USA Champ.) 17.00 1
1952 (USA Champ.) 17.49 MR 1
1952 (Olympic Trial) 17.38 2
1953 (USA Champ.) 17.66 MR 1
1954 (USA Champ.) 17.98 MR 1
1955 (USA Champ.) 17.82 1
1956 (USA Champ.) 17.97 2
1956 (Olympic Trial) 18.54 TR 1
1958 (USA Champ.) 18.88 MR 1
1959 (USA Champ.) 18.95 MR 1
1960 (USA Champ.) 19.05 MR 1
1960 (Olympic Trial) 18.99 2
1961 (USA Champ.) 18.67 2
1963 (USA Champ.) 18.93 2
1964 (Olympic Trial) 19.25 3
1964 (USA Champ.) 18.88 3
1966 (USA Champ.) 18.93 3
World Records  
( - Record was ratified)
18.00 Fresno May 09, 1953
18.04 Compton Jul 05, 1953
  18.23 Des Moines Apr 24, 1954
18.42 Los Angeles May 08, 1954
18.43 Los Angeles May 21, 1954
  18.43* Los Angeles Jun 11, 1954
  18.44 Los Angeles Jun 11, 1954
18.54 Los Angeles Jun 11, 1954
18.62 Salt Lake City May 05, 1956
18.69 Los Angeles Jun 15, 1956
  18.70 Pasadena Aug 18, 1956
  18.97 Eugene Sep 03, 1956
19.06 Eugene Sep 03, 1956
  19.10 Los Angeles Nov 01, 1956
19.25 Los Angeles Nov 01, 1956
19.30 Albuquerque Aug 01, 1959
World Indoor Records
  18.08 New York Feb 20, 1954
  18.12 New York Feb 19, 1955
  18.21 New York Feb 11, 1956
  18.72 New York Feb 18, 1956
  18.81 Frankfurt Feb 08, 1958
  18.93 New York Feb 21, 1959
  19.02 Milwaukee Mar 12, 1960
  19.24 Los Angeles Jan 21, 1961
Discus Throw
Personal Best:   60.00  Oxnard  Jul 25, 1965
Top 25 Lists Tournaments Records
Year Result Place Venue Date
1952 51.93 10 Berkeley Jun 13
1953 53.45 5 Karhula Jul 10
1954 56.12 2 Fresno May 15
1955 53.90 9 Medellin Mar 26
1956 56.46 4 Honolulu May 12
1957 55.85 4 Vancouver May 4
1958 56.06 9 Pointe--Pierre Apr 27
1959 56.43 6 Helsinki Jun 29
1961 57.32 9 Los Angeles Aug 25
1962 58.88 9 Long Beach Jul 28
1963 56.52 21 Culver City Aug 23
1965 60.00 10 Oxnard Jul 25
International
Year Result Place
1955 (PanAmer) 51.07 2
1959 (PanAmer) 51.84 3
National
Year Result Place
1953 (USA Champ.) 52.09 4
1954 (USA Champ.) 54.11 2
1955 (USA Champ.) 53.52 1
1956 (Olympic Trial) 53.10 5
1956 (USA Champ.) 52.74 4
1959 (USA Champ.) 55.10 2
1960 (USA Champ.) 52.88 8
1961 (USA Champ.) 52.28 6
1962 (USA Champ.) 54.90 7
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