Primož Kozmus

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Primož Kozmus
Primož Kozmus in military uniform in 2009.jpg
Primož Kozmus in military uniform in 2009
Personal information
Full name Primož Kozmus
Nationality  Slovenia
Born (1979-09-30) September 30, 1979 (age 34)
Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Residence Brežice, Slovenia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 106 kg (234 lb; 16.7 st)
Country  Slovenia
Sport athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw

Primož Kozmus (born September 30, 1979 in Novo Mesto) is a Slovenian hammer thrower. His gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2009 World Championships in Berlin made him the first ever Slovenian athlete to win both titles.[1]

His personal best throw and the Slovenian record is 82.58 metres, achieved in September 2009 in Celje, Slovenia.

On 8 October 2009, Kozmus unexpectedly announced his temporary retirement from athletics.[2] On 25 October 2010, he announced his return.[3] After moderate achievements in the 2011 season, Kozmus stated his goal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was to place in the top eight in the finals. He won bronze with 79.39 m.[4]


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 36th
2001 Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 5th
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 25th
2003 World Championship Paris, France 5th
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 6th
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 4th
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 8th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 82.29 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 6th
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 1st 82.02 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 80.84 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st 79.80 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd 79.39 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 2nd 79.36 m


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