Héctor Berra

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Héctor Berra
Héctor Berra - El Gráfico 651.jpg
Berra named "South America´s most complete athlete" by El Gráfico
Personal information
National teamArgentina
Born(1909-09-23)23 September 1909
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died(1977-11-04)4 November 1977
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)100 metres, long jump, decathlon, shot put
ClubClub Atlético River Plate
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1932 Summer Olympics
Personal best(s)
  • Long jump: 7,26 mt (1931, CR, NR)
  • Shot put: 14,04 mt (1937)
  • Decathlon: 7065.62 pt (1931, CR, NR)

Héctor Berra (23 September 1909 – 4 November 1977) was an Argentine track and field athlete. He competed in the 100 metres, long jump and the decathlon at the 1932 Summer Olympics.[1] He reached the finals in long jump and finished in the seventh position with a 6.66 meters jump.[1]

Aside from his participation in the Olympic Games, Héctor participated in the South American Championships in Athletics representing Argentina in 1929, 1931, 1933 and 1937. He won 3 straight championships with the national team (1929/1931/1933),[2] and 4 gold medals (decathlon in 1929/1931, and long jump in 1931/1933), one silver medal (shot put in 1937) and broke three South American records in the process (long jump in 1931/1933, and decathlon in 1931). His South American record in decathlon remained unmatched until the 1975 South American Championships in Athletics whne his Argentine compatriot Tito Steiner won his first gold medal.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Héctor Berra Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "South American Championships (Men)". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 5 June 2020.