Participants

Chris BENNETT

Chris BENNETT
    Athletics
Birth Date:  17 Dec 1989
Place of Birth:  GLASGOW
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  28
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  181
Weight (Kg):  125

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's Hammer Throw 10

Chris BENNETT - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 14:00
Gold Medal Event Men's Hammer Throw Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Hammer Throw 12 61.92

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Hammer Throw 19 71.32

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's Hammer Throw 21 72.05

Occupation: Athlete, sports administrator
Coach

PERSONAL: Mick JONES (GBR) (heraldscotland.com, 23 Jun 2016)


Reason: Began athletics in 2003, before focusing on hammer in 2005. (orkney.gov.uk, 12 Sep 2013)
Ritual: Always trains on morning of competition and will stay in same restaurant and eat same food. He also sometimes shaves his legs before competition. (eveningtimes.co.uk, 05 Jun 2014)
Additional information

LATE SELECTION
He and fellow hammer throwers Mark DRY (SCO) and Nick MILLER (ENG) were among the last names added to the British Athletics squad for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Asked by UK Athletics to achieve the hammer throw qualification of 77 metres, or to land inside the world's top 16, all three fell marginally short. As a result they lobbied UK Athletics, arguing they deserved a place at the Games. Their plea worked, with UK Athletics performance director Neil BLACK suggesting it may have been 'unrealistic' to expect them to achieve qualification, and all three were selected for Rio. "I didn't think I was going. It's been a bit of a whirlwind." (bbc.com, 17 Jul 2016; heraldscotland.com, 16 Jul 2016)


LOSS
Suffered a tough 18 months in 2012 and 2013, with both his father and coach dying. Affected his performance during Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. "It was my first major competition and it is an experience that will never leave me. It was the best night of my life and it was also the worst, because I did not achieve what I had set out to (finished 12th in he final). I set myself high targets and when I don't make them, I am very harsh on myself." (bbc.com, 17 Jul 2016)


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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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