Justin Rodhe

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Justin Rodhe
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born (1984-10-17) October 17, 1984 (age 30)
Bainbridge, Ohio
Residence Kamloops, British Columbia[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 280 lb (130 kg; 20 st)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Shotput: 21.29, Des Moines, 2013[2]

Justin Rodhe (born October 17, 1984) is an American born Canadian shot putter.

Born in Bainbridge, Ohio, Rodhe moved to Canada in 2008 and became a Canadian citizen on November 1, 2011.[3] 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.[3] 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,[4] and he competed in the shot put event for Canada; throwing three foot fouls.[1]

He is married to Canadian hammer thrower Megann Rodhe.

Achievements[edit]

  • 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[5])

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Armstrong, Justin Rodhe clinch Olympic berths in shot put". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. June 30, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Justin Rodhe profile". IAAF. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b James Christie (March 5, 2012). "Shot putter Justin Rodhe ruled ineligible to compete for Canada". The Globe and Mail. 
  4. ^ "Rodhe Cleared to Represent Canada for London". CTV Television Network. May 4, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Shot Put 2013". International Association of Athletic Federations. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 

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