Parry O'Brien might not be a household name, but fans of the Olympic Games should know who he was. He's considered a shot-putting pioneer for creating the spinning technique that all shot-putters now use.
O'Brien broke 17 world records and won three Olympic medals, including gold in 1952 and 1956. He was elected to the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1974 and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1984.Read Full Story
You may not know Parry O'Brien, but he revolutionized an Olympic event. He died at the age of 75.