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Lance Earl Deal

Born August 21, 1961

Lance Deal’s achievements are still standing, nearly 14 years after his last international competition. The four-time Olympian threw 81.12/266-2 for the silver medal at the Atlanta 1996 Games just two months prior to tossing 82.52/270-9 in Milan, Italy, to claim the IAAF MOBIL Grand Prix Final and the American record, which he still holds today. Deal competed as a member of Team USA at four World Championships, four Olympic Games and a World Cup en route to earning eleven top-10 finishes in a single decade (1991-2000), as well as a Pan American Games gold in 1999. Deal achieved a No.1 world ranking in 1996 and still claims 16 of the top-20 all-time American throws. He won nine national hammer throw titles and 12 indoor weight throw (35lb) championships, capturing nine in consecutive years. In the weight throw, Deal holds the world best with his 25.86/84-10 at Atlanta in 1995. As a collegian at Montana State University, he was an All-American in discus at the 1984 NCAA Championships. Deal is in his fourth year as director of track & field venues at the University of Oregon, after eight years as an assistant coach for the Ducks.

1991: 7th in IAAF World Championships
1992: 7th in XXV Olympic Games...3rd in IAAF World Cup
1993: 9th in IAAF World Championships
1994: 4th in IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix Final
1995: 5th in IAAF World Championships
1996: Silver medalist in XXVI Olympic Games...1st in IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix Final
1999: 7th in IAAF World Championships
2000: 7th in IAAF Grand Prix Final...8th in XXVII Olympic Games

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