Mike O'Rourke (athlete)

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Mike O'Rourke
Personal information
Full nameMichael David O'Rourke
Born25 August 1955 (1955-08-25) (age 68)
Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Country New Zealand
SportMen's athletics
Medal record
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1978 Edmonton Javelin
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane Javelin

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[edit]

  • 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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