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Scott Russell (athlete)

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Name  Scott Russell
Height  2.06 m
Education  University of Kansas
Role  Olympic athlete
Weight  122 kg

Scott Russell (born January 16, 1979 in Windsor, Ontario) is a former Canadian javelin thrower.

He finished fifth at the 1998 World Junior Championships, tenth at the 2001 Summer Universiade, won a silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, finished twelfth at the 2005 World Championships, eighth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and tenth at the 2008 Olympic Games. He also competed at the World Championships in 2001 and 2007 without reaching the final round.

Russell holds the Canadian record for javelin throw, with a throw of 84.81 metres on July 13, 2011 at the Toronto International Track and Field Games. When he is not in the Olympics, he teaches Health and Physical Education for Basehor-Linwood middle school in Kansas. He also coached for Lawrence High J-Squad in 2008-2009.

Seasonal bests by year

  • 1998 - 75.46
  • 1999 - 76.80
  • 2000 - 78.94
  • 2001 - 81.66
  • 2002 - 79.85
  • 2003 - 81.56
  • 2004 - 77.87
  • 2005 - 84.41
  • 2006 - 79.55
  • 2007 - 83.98
  • 2008 - 83.20
  • 2009 - 75.08
  • 2011 - 84.81
  • 2012 - 80.60
  • References

    Scott Russell (athlete) Wikipedia


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