Birth Date:  14 Oct 1982
Place of Birth:  NEWCASTLE
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  35
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  198
Weight (Kg):  115

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's Discus Throw 6

Benn HARRADINE - Schedule

Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 10:00
Men's Discus Throw Qualifying Round - Group A
Fri, 13 Apr 19:45
Gold Medal Event Men's Discus Throw Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Discus Throw 4 61.91
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Discus Throw 1 65.45
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's Discus Throw 8 58.87

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Discus Throw 20 60.85
2012 London, GBR Men's Discus Throw 9 63.59
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's Discus Throw 31 58.55

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Men's Discus Throw 21 60.95
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's Discus Throw 10 62.05
2013 Moscow, RUS Men's Discus Throw 20 59.68
2011 Daegu, KOR Men's Discus Throw 5 64.77
2009 Berlin, GER Men's Discus Throw 15 61.74

Nickname: Benny, Dizzle (, Aug 2015)

Singing, playing the guitar, coffee, shopping and camping (, Aug 2015)

Occupation: Athlete, business owner, director of sport at one of Sweden's largest athletics clubs. (Athlete, May 2017)
Education: Physical education (major in exercise physiology) at University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (Athlete, May 2017)
Languages spoken: English, German, Swedish

PERSONAL: Ken HARRADINE (AUS) (father) (, May 2016)

Sporting relatives

FiancĂŠe is world champion breaststroker and multiple Olympian from Sweden. (Athlete, May 2017)


Broke wrist on second throw at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games but finished event and had surgery a week later. (athlete, May 2017) Competed at London 2012 Olympic Games with a knee injury; subsequent surgery led to six months rehabilitation. (, 30 Jul 2013) Tore quadriceps muscle three days before 2015 World Championships in Beijing but still competed; needed six weeks of injections to treat the injury. (, 11 Feb 2016)

Reason: Told he could not compete in contact sports because of a liver condition and took up discus at age eight. (, Jun 2016)
Memorable: Breaking Australian and Oceania records on Father's Day at World Cup in Split in front of my father/coach and finishing second in a stacked field. Sharing that moment with him was emotional. Commonwealth gold in Delhi (2010) and competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games in front of my family. (Athlete, May 2017)
Hero: Parents (Athlete, May 2017)
Influence: "Parents Ken and Beth. Supported me non-stop from day one." Also admires Jurgen SCHULT (GER), a discus thrower, and Swiss tennis player Roger FEDERER. (Athlete, May 2017)
Ritual: Smile.
Additional information

Inducted into Indigenous Hall of Fame in Australia. (, 11 Apr 2014) At age 22, learned of his indigenous heritage after his father researched relatives. Descendant of Wotjobaluk/Wergia people of Wimmera, VIC, Australia. At Beijing 2008, first indigenous athlete to represent Australia in a field event at an Olympic Games. (, 11 Oct 2010)

In 2014 co-founded Harradine Performance with his father Ken. They provide coaching education, workshops and consulting. (, 10 May 2016)

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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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