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Dallas Crutcher Long (born 13 June, 1940) is an Americanmarker athlete, who was four time world record holder in the shot put. He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansasmarker.

Long attended the University of Southern Californiamarker. He competed for the United States at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Romemarker, Italymarker where he won the bronze medal behind fellow Americans Bill Nieder and Parry O'Brien in the men's shot put event. He returned four years later to Tokyomarker for the 1964 Summer Olympics where he won the gold medal in the men’s shot put; runner up was Randy Matson.

Dallas Crutcher Long became a dentist and a physician specializing in emergency medicine. He served as a witness in the Rodney King trial against the Los Angeles Police Department police officers Laurence Powell and Stacey Koon in early 1993.

References

  1. USC OLYMPIANS: 1904-2004, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 13, 2008.
  • USA Track & Field profile
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). In The Complete Book of the Olympics - 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press, Limited. p. 929.




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