October 17, 1984 |
|Residence||Kamloops, British Columbia|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||280 lb (130 kg; 20 st)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Shotput: 21.29, Des Moines, 2013|
Born in Bainbridge, Ohio, Rodhe moved to Canada in 2008 and became a Canadian citizen on November 1, 2011. The change of citizenship made him ineligible for the 2012 world indoor track and field championships and jeopardized his chance of competing for Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics. An International Association of Athletics Federations rule requires an athlete be a citizen for two years before representing a country internationally; this would have made him ineligible until 2013, but an appeal by Athletics Canada was successful, and he competed in the shot put event for Canada; throwing three foot fouls.
He is married to Canadian hammer thrower Megann Rodhe.
- Lawrence Meeting, Kansas City – third place (April 18, 2012)
- Personal best: 21.29 metres (bettered only by three other athletes so far in the 2013 IAAF season)
- "Armstrong, Justin Rodhe clinch Olympic berths in shot put". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. June 30, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- "Justin Rodhe profile". IAAF. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- James Christie (March 5, 2012). "Shot putter Justin Rodhe ruled ineligible to compete for Canada". The Globe and Mail.
- "Rodhe Cleared to Represent Canada for London". CTV Television Network. May 4, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- "Shot Put 2013". International Association of Athletic Federations. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
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