Duncan Atwood

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Duncan Fuller Atwood (born October 11, 1955 in Seattle, Washington) is a former American athlete who twice won a gold medal in the javelin throw at the Pan American Games: in 1979 and 1987. He competed for his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, finishing in 11th place. Atwood set his personal best (78.92 metres) on August 29, 1987 in Rome, Italy, during the qualification round at the World Championships.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1979 Pan American Games San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st 84.16 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 11th 78.10 m
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st 78.68 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 12th 72.54 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1987 - 78.92