View Full Version : Parry O'Brien 4 time olymipic shot putter two time Olympic gold medalist

Its a slow show
April 21st, 2007, 09:58 PM
had what appeared to be a severe heart attack, today, while swimming a 500 free at the SPMA regionals in Santa Clarita Calif. At this time I don't whether he made or not. He has been a master swimmer since 1989. He made the Olympic team as a shot putter in 56 60 64 68 ( amazing) and won two gold medals. My prayers go out tonight for him and lovely wife. Any of you older folks will remember this incredible athlete and any of your comments about this great man would be appreciated.

Peter Cruise
April 22nd, 2007, 12:50 AM
No kidding, a legend in field events. Hopes and prayers with him.