Hal Connolly Net Worth

Hal Connolly Net Worth is
$16 Million

Hal Connolly Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Harold Vincent "Hal" Connolly (August 1, 1931 – August 18, 2010) was an American athlete and hammer thrower from Somerville, Massachusetts. He won a gold medal in the hammer throw at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. During the course of his career, Connolly became the first American to throw more than 200 feet. He set his first of six world records just prior to the 1956 Olympics, and held the world record for nearly 10 years. After his gold medal, Connolly competed in three more Olympics, finishing eighth in 1960, sixth in 1964 and not qualifying for the final in 1968. In 1972, he finished fifth in the United States trials and failed to make the team.Notably, Connolly sustained severe nerve damage to his left arm during birth, prohibiting the limb from ever developing properly. He fractured it 13 times as a child. His left arm grew to be four and a half inches shorter than his right and his left hand two-thirds the size of his right. The New York Times noted, "When he won his Olympic gold medal, photographers yelled at him to raise his arms in triumph. He lifted only his right arm."Connolly received his undergraduate degree from Boston College in 1952 and attended graduate school at UCLA. Both during and after his athletic career, Connolly worked as a teacher in the Santa Monica school system. In 1988, he then retired and accepted a position as an executive director of Special Olympics, where he would serve for the next 11 years. Until his death, he coached youth athletes and served as the Junior Hammer Development Chairmen for US Track and Field Association. He was one of the leading promoters for the next generation of hammer throwers. He also published a website to help promote the hammer throw, Hammerthrow.org.

Date Of BirthAugust 1, 1931, Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
DiedAugust 18, 2010, Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Place Of BirthSomerville, Massachusetts, USA
Height6' (1.83 m)
Weight106 kg
EducationBoston College
SpousePat Daniels (m. 1975–2010), Olga Fikotová (m. 1957–1974)
ChildrenAdam Connolly, Jim Connolly
Star SignLeo
1In 1988 became director of U.S. programs for the Special Olympics.
2Won the gold medal in the men's hammer throw event at the 1956 Olympics.


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