Al Oerter

1936 - 2007

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Alfred Oerter Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al Oerter has received more than 233,213 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Al Oerter is the 29th most popular athlete (up from 39th in 2019), the 1,833rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,007th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Al Oerter ranks 29 out of 3,055Before him are Bobby Morrow, Wilma Rudolph, Sohn Kee-chung, Ben Johnson, Tamara Press, and Dora Ratjen. After him are Mike Powell, Javier Sotomayor, Éva Székely, Ellery Harding Clark, Alvin Kraenzlein, and Marita Koch.

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Among people born in 1936, Al Oerter ranks 93Before him are Buddy Guy, Joe D'Amato, Bekim Fehmiu, Jim Henson, Dan Inosanto, and Eric Walter Elst. After him are Roger Whittaker, Yuan T. Lee, Jo Siffert, Hiroshi Saeki, Jill Ireland, and Wolf Biermann. Among people deceased in 2007, Al Oerter ranks 63Before him are Khun Sa, Ira Levin, Alan MacDiarmid, Magda Szabó, Ettore Sottsass, and Michel Serrault. After him are Atle Selberg, Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, Jean-Marie Lustiger, Ashraf Marwan, Taha Yassin Ramadan, and Lothar-Günther Buchheim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Al Oerter ranks 1,833 out of 15,968Before him are Saul Kripke (1940), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Jane Jacobs (1916), John O'Keefe (1939), Lou Gehrig (1903), and Nettie Stevens (1861). After him are Mike Powell (1963), Steve Vai (1960), Samuel R. Delany (1942), James Van Allen (1914), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), and Selena Gomez (1992).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Al Oerter ranks 10Before him are Carl Lewis (1961), Dick Fosbury (1947), Thomas Burke (1875), Ray Ewry (1873), Bobby Morrow (1935), and Wilma Rudolph (1940). After him are Mike Powell (1963), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Alvin Kraenzlein (1876), Irving Baxter (1876), Ronnie Coleman (1964), and Eddie Eagan (1897).