Geoffrey CAPES

Great Britain GBR

Athletics

  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Munich 1972
  • Year of Birth
    1949
Olympic Results

Biography

Geoffrey CAPES

Geoff Capes was a Cambridgeshire policeman who dominated British shot-putting throughout the 1970's. During his athletic career he was 7 times a winner of the AAA championship, three time UK champion and was twice won gold at the Commonwealth Games. He also won a bronze medal at the 1974 European Championships and won five medals, including two gold, at the European Indoor Championships. His personal best which was set in 1980, his final year of amateur competition, stood as a national record until 2003.

After placing sixth at the 1980 Olympic Games Capes became a professional strongman, competing with great success at Highland Games and was two times a winner of the "World's Strongest Man" competition, the premier event in strongman competition.

Aside from his sporting prowess he is one Britain's foremost breeders of Budgerigars and in 2008 became president of the British Budgerigar Society.

Personal Best: SP – 21.68 (1980).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Moscow 1980

#5
Shot Put
Shot Put Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Montreal 1976

#6
Shot Put
Shot Put Athletics
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Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

#20 QR
Shot Put
Shot Put Athletics

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