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Karl Salb

Karl Salb

American retired shot putter
Karl Salb
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Intro American retired shot putter
Is Athlete Shot putter
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 May 1949
Age 71 years
Star sign Taurus
Education
University of Kansas
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Biography

Karl Salb (born May 19, 1949) is a retired American shot putter. Competing for the University of Kansas he won six successive NCAA Championships, three each Indoors and Outdoors. No other athlete has won more than four. He had the misfortune to finish fourth at the Olympic Trials in 1968 and sixth in 1972.

He was also the 1971 United States champion.

In an era when there was no money to be made in amateur track and field, Salb was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 14th round of the 1972 NFL Draft. But the married "Gentle Giant" chose not to pursue the sport and remain an amateur.

While competing for Crossett High School in 1967, Salb set the National High School Record for the shot put at 69' 7"

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https://web.archive.org/web/20120620000346/http://usatf.org/statistics/champions/OlympicTrials/HistoryOfTheOlympicTrials.pdf
https://www.legacy.usatf.org/statistics/champions/OlympicTrials/HistoryOfTheOlympicTrials.pdf
http://jayhawks.org/kuhoa-dev/full.php?action=personDetail&id=13519
http://www.legacy.usatf.org/statistics/USA-Champions/USAOutdoorTF/men/SP.aspx
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2199&dat=19711222&id=tCMyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0uYFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5030,6842788
https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes/biographies/athcode=177216
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/_/177216
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