Gheorghe Gușet

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Gheorghe Guşet (born 28 May 1968 in Zalău, Sălaj) is a Romanian shot putter.

Guset was noted for being competitive at an advanced age (38), since most shot putters peak in their late 20s or early 30s.

His personal best throw is 21.04 metres, achieved in February 2006 in Bucharest. [1]. He has an outdoor personal best of 20.84 metres, achieved in August 1999 in Poiana Braşov.

Due to health problems (chronic kidney disease) he was forced to retire from competitions in 2008. On 25 October 2008, a kidney transplantation was carried out successfully.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Romania
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 17th (q) 18.87 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 15th 18.07 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 14th (q) 18.55 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 17th (q) 18.96 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 12th (q) 18.09 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 19th (q) 18.95 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 15th (q) 18.47 m
Jeux de la Francophonie Évry, France 1st 19.67 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 18th (q) 18.22 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th 18.87 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 18th (q) 19.46 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 4th 20.21 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 30th (q) 18.56 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 9th 19.68 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 14th (q) 19.74 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 11th (q) 19.49 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 7th 20.05 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom NM
World Championships Paris, France 13th (q) 19.83 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary NM
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 14th (q) 19.68 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th 20.25 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th (q) 19.83 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 20.60 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (q) 19.00 m

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