Aleksander Tammert

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Aleksander Tammert
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Personal information
Born (1973-02-02) 2 February 1973 (age 41)
Tartu, Estonia[1]
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 124 kg (273 lb)
Sport
Country  Estonia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Updated on 12 August 2012.

Aleksander Tammert (born 2 February 1973 in Tartu) is an Estonian discus thrower.

Athletics career[edit]

Tammert competed at the 2004 Olympics and originally finishing fourth, but as gold medal winner Róbert Fazekas was disqualified, Tammert received the bronze medal.[2] A month later he placed third at the World Athletics Final.

In 2005 Tammert placed fourth at both the World Championships and the World Athletics Final. Fellow Estonian Gerd Kanter won silver medals at both these events.

In 2006 he placed third at both the European Championships[3] and the World Athletics Final. Kanter again won silver medals at both these events.

His personal best throw is 70.82m (232'3½"), set on 15 April 2006 in Denton, Texas.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Mark
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 23rd 58.64
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 8th 58.14
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, U.S. 25th 59.04
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 12th 59.44
Universiade Sicily, Italy 5th 61.84
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 20th 57.62
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 10th 62.29
Universiade Palma, Majorca, Spain 4th 61.95
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th 63.25
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 16th 61.04
Universiade Beijing, China 1st 65.19
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 5th 64.55
2003 World Championships Paris, France 7th 64.50
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 64.02
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 3rd 66.66
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 63.69
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 64.84
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th 65.22
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 66.14
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 64.94
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 8th 64.33
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 12th 61.32
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 13th 62.24
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 18th 60.07
2012 Olympic Games London, Great Britain 27th 60.20

Personal[edit]

Aleksander Tammert is married to Slovenian javelin thrower Elizabeta Randjelovič Tammert with whom he has two daughters.[4]

His father, Aleksander Tammert, Sr. (28 April 1947 – 27 October 2006), was a retired shot putter and athletics coach. He won the European Junior Championships in 1966.[5]

Aleksander Tammert is a SMU Mustangs class of 1996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aleksander Tammert". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Bose, Mihir (25 August 2004). "Discus champion stripped of gold". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Olsson sails to home-town glory". BBC News. 12 August 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Naisteleht.ee
  5. ^ Estonian Post Times

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Martin Padar
Flagbearer for  Estonia
London 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent