Alessandro Andrei (born 3 January 1959) is an Italian former shot putter. He was born in Florence.
|Born||3 January 1959 (age 64)|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||118 kg (260 lb)|
|Club||G.S. Fiamme Oro|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||22.91 m (1987)|
Andrei threw with his right hand, using the glide technique (at time many elite-level shot putters had switched to the spin/rotation style.) Andrei won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, California. In 1987 he broke the world record three times in the same competition with successive throws of 22.72, 22.84 & 22.91 m (and finishing the sequence with a throw of 22.74 m). He was the first athlete in history to have a shot put series with all 6 throws over 22 meters, an accomplishment that wasn't repeated until 2020 by Ryan Crouser.
He is married to Agnese Maffeis.
- Shot put: 22.91 m - Viareggio, 12 August 1987 (currently the Italian record)
- Shots series
|1983||Mediterranean Games||Casablanca||2nd||Shot put||19.61 m|
|World Championships||Helsinki||5th||Shot put||20.07 m|
|1984||European Indoor Championships||Gothenburg||3rd||Shot put||20.32 m|
|Olympic Games||Los Angeles||1st||Shot put||21.26 m|
|1985||Universiade||Kobe||2nd||Shot put||20.85 m|
|1987||World Championships||Rome||2nd||Shot put||21.88 m|||
|1991||Mediterranean Games||Athens||1st||Shot put||19.38 m|
|1993||Mediterranean Games||Languedoc-Roussillon||2nd||Shot put||19.37 m|
|1997||Mediterranean Games||Bari||1st||Shot put||19.54 m|
- ^ "Ryan Crouser throws superb shot put series in Des Moines". Retrieved 2 Sep 2020.
- ^ "Alessandro Andrei". Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- ^ "Italy's Andrei Surpasses 75 Feet to Break World Shotput Record". latimes.com. 13 August 1987. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- ^ "Athletics .Record Smashed .Andrei Demolishes World Shot Mark". Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- ^ With the measure of 21.57 m he just had broken Championships Records in qualification round.
- Alessandro Andrei at World Athletics
- Alessandro Andrei at Italian Athletics Federation (in Italian)
- Alessandro Andrei at Olympics.com
- Alessandro Andrei at Olympedia
- Alessandro Andrei at CONI honoured athlete website (in Italian)
- Alessandro Andrei at the Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (in Italian)