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Ingebord Mello in Argentine athletics

He was the top figure of national athletics for two decades. He achieved the first Argentine record in bullet launch.

Ingebord Mello was born in  Germany  on January 4, 1919. He emigrated to the country in 1938, at the age of 19, fleeing Nazism. He joined the Argentine athletics, where he unleashed at the release of the album and the bullet.

His athletic career was verified in the 40s and 50s, becoming the  top figure of the national team . The best records were obtained during the time of the  Peronist government.

He officially debuted on March 25, 1939 with the release of the bullet, achieving the first Argentine record on October 28, 1941. He was an Olympic representative twice: in London in 1948 and in Helsinki in 1952. Pan American champion in release of the album and the bullet, competed until 1969, turned 50 years of age.

While representing  San Lorenzo de Almagro , I had the opportunity to attend his training at the club's athletics track  River Plate , in 1947. With a dark blue diver and black trousers, Ingebord Mello practiced with the bullet in a section of the track with 6 walkways that surrounded the perimeter of the court.

He died at the age of 90 in  Buenos Aires on October 25, 2009. Ingebord Mello was the top figure in national athletics for two decades, winning 7 gold medals, 3 silver and 15 bronze medals in Argentine, South American, Ibero-American and Pan American championships. She was a fearsome competitor, able to outperform her opponents on the last attempt.

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