(Thanks to Ernie Cunliffe for bringing this to our attention)
|Amelia Wershoven was a javelin thrower, who won a gold medal in the 1951 Pan American Games and two bronze medals in the Pan American Games, in 1955 and 1959 (as Amelia Wood). In the 1951 Pan American Games she also finished fifth in the shot put. She also represented the US several times in international dual meets. Wershoven was AAU Champion in 1953 with the javelin, and in 1955 in the baseball throw. It is with a baseball that she is probably best known, for setting a women's world record of 252-4½ (76.92) in August 1957, a record that likely still stands as the event is not held anymore. Wershoven competed for the Queen's Mercurettes.|
Personal Bests: JT – 154-11 (47.22) (1958); Baseball Throw – 252-4½ (76.92) (1957).
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||Women's Javelin Throw||United States||USA||14|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Final Round||14||44.29|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Final Round||Round One||9||44.29|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Final Round||Round Two||12||40.45||44.29|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Final Round||Round Three||14||32.59||44.29|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||11||QU||44.39|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||Round One||9||44.39|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||Round Two||10||pass||44.39|
|1956 Summer||25||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||Round Three||NP||pass|
WOOD - Amelia (nee Wershoven) of Mattituck, NY on June 7, 2013, age 82. Beloved wife of John E. Wood. Mother of Suzanne Barron (Keith), Brendan, Sean andTerence. Member of the 1956 US Olympic Track and Field Team.