Name Mark Dry
Events Hammer throw
Personal best(s) 76.93 m
Coached by Tore Gustafsson
|Sport Track and field|
Weight 113 kg
Height 1.84 m
|Born 11 October 1987 (age 28) (1987-10-11) Milton Keynes|
Club Woodford Green with Essex Ladies
Mark dry 76 93m scottish hammer record loughborough international 2015
Mark Dry (born 11 October 1987) is a British track and field athlete, competing in the hammer throw, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
- Mark dry 76 93m scottish hammer record loughborough international 2015
- International competitions
He was born in Milton Keynes. In his earlier years he was a member of Elgin Amateur Athletics Club, where he began competing in hammer event in 2005. In his first year, he managed to come tenth in the country as an under-20 athlete. Since 2010, he represents the Woodford Green with Essex Ladies in National Championships, and predominately competes in England or the United States. Although the top-ranked British athlete, he missed the 2013 World Championships in Athletics due to him having not achieved the B qualifying standard. UK Athletics selected him to receive support from the World Class Performance Programme for 2013-2014 because they judged him to have Olympic potential. In 2013 his seasons' best throw of 74.46m was the best achieved amongst UK men.
He has been one of the top three British hammer throwers since 2009 and in the British Championships has won a bronze medal in 2012 and silver in 2013. In the Scottish Championships he won gold in Kilmarnock in August 2014.
In May 2015, he threw a distance of 76.93m which secured him the fifth spot in the all-time UK rankings.
He competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games but did not perform well, being placed sixth with 67.41 m, some seven metres short of his best of 74.82 m. He has also competed in the 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships, but failed to live up to expectations and came eighth with a throw almost six metres off his best.
In 2014, competing for Scotland at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Dry came third in the Men's Hammer throw finishing behind Jim Steacey (Canada) and Nicholas Miller (England).