Sunday, October 20, 2013

Vol. 3 No. 61Amelia Wershoven Wood, 1956 Olympian RIP

To be noted ,  the passing of Amelia Wershoven  Javelin Thrower on 1956 US Olympic team.
(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 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsWomen's Javelin ThrowUnited StatesUSA14

Women's Javelin Throw

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1956 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsUnited StatesFinal Round1444.29
1956 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsUnited StatesFinal RoundRound One944.29
1956 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsUnited StatesFinal RoundRound Two1240.4544.29
1956 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsUnited StatesFinal RoundRound Three1432.5944.29
1956 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsUnited StatesQualifying Round11QU44.39
1956 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsUnited StatesQualifying RoundRound One944.39
1956 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsUnited StatesQualifying RoundRound Two10pass44.39
1956 Summer25MelbourneAthleticsUnited StatesQualifying RoundRound ThreeNPpass

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.

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