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Mike O'Rourke (athlete)

Mike O'Rourke (athlete) New Zealand javelin thrower

New Zealand javelin thrower
Mike O'Rourke (athlete)
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro New Zealand javelin thrower
Is Athlete
From New Zealand
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 August 1955, Croydon
Age: 64 years
The details


Mike O'Rourke (Michael David O'Rourke; born 25 August 1955) is a retired javelin thrower from New Zealand. He represented his country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California and at three Commonwealth Games. He was national champion eight times. O'Rourke was born in Croydon, New South Wales, Australia.

Personal bests

  • Pre-1986 specification:
90.58 m NR
  • 1986 specification:
79.00 m


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  New Zealand
1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada 2nd 83.18 m
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 1st 89.48 m = CR
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States NM
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 5th 79.00 m PB

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