77 Mormons Who Have Competed in the Olympics

LJ Silvester

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Olympics: 1964 Tokyo (Japan); 1968 Mexico City (Mexico); 1972 Munich (Germany); 1976 Montreal (Canada)

Event: Track and Field, discus

Medals: Silver in 1972, Bronze in 1976

Silvester set seven world records in the discus. A native of Tremonton, Utah, he graduated from Utah State, where he also excelled in the shot put. He later earned a master's degree at Utah State and a Ph.D. at BYU. His longevity was remarkable; he remained competitive until he was 39 years old.

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