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Full name  Carl Myerscough
Name  Carl Myerscough
Spouse  Melissa Price (m. 2003)
Country  United Kingdom
Weight  160 kg

Nationality  British
Height  2.08 m
Nickname(s)  The Blackpool Tower
Role  Athlete
Partner  Melissa Myerscough
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Born  21 October 1979 (age 36) (1979-10-21) Hambleton, Lancashire
Sport  Discus throw and Shot put
University team  University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Carl Myerscough (pronounced Myers/co) (born 21 October 1979 in Hambleton, Lancashire) is a retired English athlete. He specialized in the Shot put and Discus throw and holds the British record in the Shot put with a best of 21.92m set in winning the NCAA championships in Sacramento California 2003.

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Biography

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Carl won the UK championships in the Shot put 10 times consecutively from 2003-12, (The most in any athletics discipline by a male UK athlete). While competing for the University of Nebraska he gained 2 indoor (2002-03) and 2 outdoor (2003-04) NCAA division 1 championships.

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He won the European Cup in 2004 (Bydgoszcz, Poland) with a throw of 20.85m.

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In 2002 (Manchester) he won Bronze in the commonwealth games Shot put and in 2010 (Dehli) bronze in the discus throw.

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He was a 2012 Olympian.

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Nicknamed the Blackpool Tower due to his stats at 6ft 10" and 25 stone (350lb).

Doping

In 1999, Myerscough's record was tarnished when he tested positive for the second time, for "a cocktail of banned substances" and was subsequently banned from competing for two years, and banned for life from the Olympics. The Olympic ban was subsequently overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and he represented Team GB at the 2012 Olympics in London. Myerscough placed 29th in the qualifying rounds and did not progress further.

He has always denied knowingly taking drugs and believed he was a victim of sabotage. Myerscough is married to the American athlete Melissa Price, who was also banned at one time as a result of drug use in connection with the BALCO scandal.

References

Carl Myerscough Wikipedia


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