Birth Date:  26 May 1988
Place of Birth:  FAIRFIELD
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  183
Weight (Kg):  82

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's Discus Throw 1 Gold

Dani STEVENS - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Women's Discus Throw Final 68.26 12 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Dani STEVENS - Schedule

Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 20:40
Gold Medal Event Women's Discus Throw Final


GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Discus Throw 1 64.88

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Discus Throw 4 64.9
2012 London, GBR Women's Discus Throw 11 60.4
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's Discus Throw 8 60.15

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Women's Discus Throw 2 69.64
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's Discus Throw 6 63.14
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's Discus Throw 10 62.42
2011 Daegu, KOR Women's Discus Throw 10 59.14

Nickname: Sami
Previous names: SAMUELS

"I love watersports and history." (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)

Occupation: Athlete, student
Education: Arts at University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, AUS (2007- )
Languages spoken: English

PERSONAL: Denis KNOWLES (AUS) (, Jun 2016)

Sporting relatives

Younger sister Jamie SAMUELS played basketball for Sydney University Flames and Canberra Capitals in the Women's National Basketball League. (, 13 Oct 2012)

Other sports

Talented junior basketballer who played at state representative level. (, 9 Aug 2013)

Ambition: “Medal every year up to and including Tokyo Olympics. I'd love to win an Olympic medal.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Memorable: "Winning gold at the 2009 Berlin World Championships." (, Jun 2016)
Influence: "My coach Denis, he is a legend. He pushes me and demands a high-level execution and 100 per cent effort." (, Jun 2016)
Ritual: “I go for a light warm-up in the morning after breakfast and chill out and watch a movie around lunchtime, usually a light-hearted comedy.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Additional information

After discus gold and shot put bronze at 2005 World Youth Championships, took discus bronze at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games at age 17. Made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 as youngest member of Australian athletics team. In August 2009, became youngest world champion discus thrower in Berlin. (, Jun 2016)

Tattoo on her stomach that says 'He Lives in Me' in memory of her father, Mark SAMUELS, who died in a road accident in 2004 while riding a bike preparing for an Ironman. (, Jun 2016)

At her best in 2017, with three 66 metres throws before world championships London, where she required just one throw in qualifying to reach final. Unleashed monster last throw of 69.64m to secure silver medal. The throw was a personal best by 1.65m, would have won the past 12 world championships and past five Olympic Games, and was an Oceania, Commonwealth and Australian record; also third longest throw in world for past 16 years (since 2001). (, Jan 2018)

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

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