Adewale Olukoju (born July 27, 1968 in Zaria) is a Nigerian athlete who competed in discus throw and shot put. He was very prominent in African athletics in the late 1980's and early 1990's, winning four gold medals in total at the All-Africa Games. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adewale Olukoju"
Alfred Adolf "Al" Oerter, Jr. (born September 19, 1936) is a former American athlete, four times Olympic Champion in the discus throw. ...more on Wikipedia about "Al Oerter"
Aleksander Tammert (born February 2, 1973 in Tartu) is an Estonian discus thrower. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aleksander Tammert"
Anastasia Kelesidou (born November 28, 1972 in Hamburg, Germany) is a Greek discus thrower best known for winning silver medals at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. During her career she set seven Greek records in discus throw, the best being 67.70m. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anastasia Kelesidou"
Astrid Kumbernuss (born 5 February 1970 in Grevesmühlen) is a former German female shot putter and discus thrower. ...more on Wikipedia about "Astrid Kumbernuss"
Beatrice Roini Liua Faumuina (born October 23, 1974 in Auckland) is a New Zealand discus thrower, a gold medallist at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics. She attended three Summer Olympics for her native country: 1996, 2000 and 2004. ...more on Wikipedia about "Beatrice Faumuina"
Carl Brown (born February 11, 1970) is a discus thrower from Albion, Michigan, United States. He currently lives in Americus, Georgia, United States. His current coach is Mike Judge. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carl Brown"
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Daniela Costian was born on June 30, 1965 in Braila, Romania, but became an Australian citizen in 1990. She is a former discus thrower who competed in the discus contest at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. She won a silver medal at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Daniela Costian"
Dmitriy Shevchenko (born May 13, 1968 in Taganrog) is a Russian discus thrower who won silver medals at the World and European Championships. Despite this he didn't throw past the 70 metres mark until 2002, when he achieved his personal best throw of 70.54 metres. His three participations in the Olympics has been unsuccessful. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dmitriy Shevchenko"
Ekaterini Voggoli (born October 30, 1970 in Larisa) is a Greek discus thrower. She is the 2002 European champion and World Championship bronze medallist. In June 2004 she beat Anastasia Kelesidou's Greek record by 2 centimetres, throwing 67.72 metres. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ekaterini Voggoli"
Ellina Zvereva (born November 16, 1960 in Dolgoprudny) is a Belarusian discus thrower best known for winning the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She became world champion in 1995, and again in 2001 after the disqualification of Natalya Sadova. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ellina Zvereva"
Ercument Olgundeniz ( Turkish: Ercüment Olgundeniz), born on July 7, 1976 is a Turkish athlete competing in discus throw and shot put. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ercüment Olgundeniz"
Franka Dietzsch (born January 22, 1968 in Wolgast) is a German discus thrower best known for winning gold medals at two World Championships in Athletics. She won the 1998 European Championships and 1999 World Championships, but didn't return to the podium until her win at the 2005 World Championships. ...more on Wikipedia about "Franka Dietzsch"
Frantz Kruger (born May 22, 1975 in Kempton Park, South Africa) is a discus thrower who won the Olympic bronze medal in 2000. He is also a double African champion. His personal best throw, set in 2002, is 70.32 metres. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frantz Kruger"
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Gerd Kanter (born May 6, 1979) is an Estonian discus thrower. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gerd Kanter"
Halina Konopacka (born November 11, 1900 — died January 29, 1989), famous athlete, first polish Olympic Champion ( 1928, Amsterdam). She had took part in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where she won a gold medal in discus throw. She also broke the world record. ...more on Wikipedia about "Halina Konopacka"
Helen Herring Stephens ( February 3, 1918 – January 17, 1994) was an American athlete, a double Olympic champion in 1936. ...more on Wikipedia about "Helen Stephens"
Ilke Wyludda (born March 28, 1969 in Leipzig) is a former discus thrower from Germany. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ilke Wyludda"
Irina Yatchenko (born October 31, 1965 in Gomel) is a Belarusian discus thrower best known for two Olympic bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She became world champion in 2003. Her personal best is 69.14m. ...more on Wikipedia about "Irina Yatchenko"
Knut Hjeltnes (b. December 8, 1952) is a former athlete from Norway. He has won 20 National Championships; 11 in Discus throw, in 1975 - 1976, 1978, 1980 - 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1989 and 9 in Shot Put, in 1975, 1976, 1977, - 1978, 1980 - 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984. His best olympic placings is two 9th places in 1976 and 1988, and a 4th place in 1984. His best World Championship placing is 9th in 1983. His best European Championship placing is 4th in 1986. In 1978 he was convicted for use of banned substances. He still holds the national record with 65.82, made in 1980. ...more on Wikipedia about "Knut Hjeltnes"
Lillian Copeland ( November 25, 1904 – July 7, 1964) was an American athlete, who excelled in the throwing events. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lillian Copeland" www.shortopedia.com moments.
Luis Delís is a retired Cuban athlete who competed in discus throw and shot put. Specializing in discus throw on the international scene, he won an Olympic bronze medal in 1980 as well as medals at the two first World Championships. ...more on Wikipedia about "Luis Delís"
Maria Vergova-Petkova (born November 3, 1950) is a retired Bulgarian discus thrower. In 1976 she won an Olympic silver medal behind Evelin Schlaak, a standing that would repeat itself in 1980. This year she also achieved a personal best throw of 71.80 metres. In 1982 she won a European Championship silver medal behind countrywoman Tsvetanka Khristova, who is twelve years younger. One year later Petkova won the bronze medal at the first World Championships in Athletics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Maria Vergova-Petkova"
Maritza Martén (born August 17, 1963 in Havana) is a former discus thrower from Cuba who competed in the discus contest at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. She also won the 1987 Pan American Games. Her personal best throw of 70.68m was achieved in 1992. ...more on Wikipedia about "Maritza Martén"
Michael Möllenbeck (born December 12, 1969 in Wesel) is a German discus thrower. His greatest achievements are two World Championship bronze medals, and his bronze at the 2005 World Championships was very welcome as Germany struggled to win medals. ...more on Wikipedia about "Michael Möllenbeck"
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