Benn Harradine

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Benn Harradine
Personal information
Born (1982-10-14) 14 October 1982 (age 32)[1]
Newcastle, New South Wales[1]
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb; 258 lb)[1]
Country  Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Updated on 12 August 2012.

Benn Harradine (born 14 October 1982 in Newcastle, New South Wales) is an Australian discus thrower[2] who was selected to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Harradine made the final of the discus at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where he finished eighth. Since then he has broken the Australian record three times, his current personal best being 68.20 metres thrown in Townsville in May 2013.

He is a proud indigenous athlete from the Wotjobaluk tribe in the Wimmera district of Victoria. He cites land rights activist Vincent Lingiari as one of the people he admires.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Australia
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 8th 58.87 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 31st 58.55 m
2010 Continental Cup Split, Croatia 2nd 66.45 m[3]
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 1st 65.45 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 5th 64.77 m
2012 Olympic Games London, England 9th 63.59 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 20th 59.68 m
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 4th 61.91 m


  1. ^ a b c d "Athlete profile: Benn Harradine". The Newcastle Herald (Fairfax Media). 22 July 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Benn Harradine profile at IAAF
  3. ^ Representing Asia-Pacific