Participants

Ben LANGTON BURNELL

Ben LANGTON BURNELL
    Athletics
Birth Date:  07 Oct 1992
Place of Birth:  PALMERSTON NORTH
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  25
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  186
Weight (Kg):  90

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's Javelin Throw 10

Ben LANGTON BURNELL - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 11:10
Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round - Group B
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 14:35
Gold Medal Event Men's Javelin Throw Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's Javelin Throw 24 76.46

Nickname: Javmanben (benlangtonburnell.com, 15 Mar 2018)
Occupation: Part-time accountant (benlangtonburnell.com, 15 Mar 2018)
Coach

PERSONAL: Debbie STRANGE (anzrankings.org.nz, 15 Mar 2018) 


Other sports

Representative soccer player and U17 New Zealand badminton player. (athletics.org.nz, 29 Jun 2017)


Reason: Inspired as a 15-year-old after watching New Zealand record-holder Stuart FARQUHAR compete at the 2008 Beijing Games on TV. “I thought it looked pretty cool and clearly you can go places with the javelin." (athletics.org.nz, 29 Jun 2017)
Ambition: Hopes to be competing for a medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (athletics.org.nz, Jun 29 2017)
Additional information

QUICK STARTER
Just several weeks after taking up the sport, was crowned 2009 New Zealand U18 champion with a throw of 54.61m. (athletics.org.nz, Jun 29 2017).


WISE WORDS
Determined to be coached by the best, he penned a letter to Debbie STRANGE, coach to Stuart FARQUHAR, requesting if she could coach him. In early 2014, he relocated to Hamilton to be by his new coach. "I wanted to be coached by Debbie because she knows how to get athletes to an Olympic final, and at that point in my career I was 10-12m away from Olympic level. (athletics.org.nz, 29 Jun 2017)


EXPERIENCE
Former training partner of Stuart FARQUHAR, the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist. "He taught me a lot about the mindset of going into these big events, and also during training that it is sometimes necessary to go one step back to go two steps forward." (athletics.org.nz, 29 Jun 2017)


LANDMARK
First cracked 80m with an 82.44m throw at his home track of Hamilton, in Feb 2017. (athletics.org.nz, 29 Jun 2017)


LONG DISTANCE
Set a world record distance of 120.65m for throwing a mobile phone, in 2013. The phone was a Nokia N5. (worldrecordacademy.com, 6 Mar 2013)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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