Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ljay Silvester Video

I have known about this video for a while but thought I would share with all of you. This is a collection of old film from practices of Jay Silvester and then later on some other BYU throwers including my father when he was competing in the 70's. There is also some film of Glen Passey throwing the discus at Utah St. Univ. who according to my knowledge is the lightest person ever to throw over 200' in the discus. I believe he was 180 lbs or somewhere close to that. The film has video of LJay as a college student and then later on in his career. Other people in the film include Raimo Pihl, Anders Arrhenius, Rolf Engels, and Ken Lundmark in the HJ.


  1. This is great. I love these video clips from the past.

  2. Who is who in the video please? thanks, Leo

  3. I met Jay and Al Oerter in 1961 at a meet in la. It was a thrill for me being a decathlon competitor in the UK in 1952-1953. Jay threw around 228' worming up but Al won with a throw of 209' Sorry to hear Al is no longer with us. FGC