Juan Adolfo Turri

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJuan Adolfo•Turri
Used nameJuan Adolfo•Turri
Born22 December 1950 in Alta Gracia, Córdoba (ARG)
Died16 March 2010 in Rosario, Santa Fe (ARG)
Measurements197 cm / 115 kg
NOC Argentina


Juan Adolfo Turri started out playing baskeball, which had been his father’s sport, helped by his height of 197 cm. But he later turned to athletics and the shot put. In 1968 he won the South American Junior Championship in the shot put. He later won the South American Championship with the shot in 1974 and 1975, placing second in 1981 and 1983, and third in 1969. At the 1975 Pan American Games, Turri just missed the podium, placing fourth in the shot put. On 6 September 1975 he broke the South American record with 18.73 metres.

Personal Best: SP – 18.73 (1975).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics ARG Juan Adolfo Turri
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 21 r1/2