Carlo Lievore, Italy

Carlo Lievore

World Record: 86.74m (284' 7") Milan, Italy 1 Jun 1961

Carlo Lievore and his elder brother Giovanni were both international javelin throwers. Giovanni finished sixth at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics with 72.88 meters (239' 1").

Both brothers competed at the 1958 European Championships in Stockholm. Giovanni was eight with 73.38 meters (240' 9"), while Carlo finished 11th with 68.88 meters (226' 0").

Carlo's hopes for the 1960 Rome Olympics were dashed by an injury three weeks before the Games began; he finished ninth with 75.20 meters (246' 9").

A year later, at the Italian Club Championships in Milan, he threw a world record of 86.74 meters on his second throw, adding 70 centimeters (2' 4") to Cantello's record. His implement was a modified Held javelin, whose design was approved by the IAAF. His world record throw went beyond the arena.

He led the qualifying round at the 1962 European Championships but slipped back to 76.20 meters (250' 0") in the final, good enough for sixth place. At the 1964 Olympics he failed to make the final.

source: World Record Breakers in Track & Field Athletics

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