Robert Weir (athlete)

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Robert Weir (born 4 February 1961 in Birmingham) is a retired English discus thrower, who is a twelve-time national champion. Weir attended Handsworth Grammar School in Birmingham.

His personal best throw was 65.08 metres, achieved in August 2000 in Bedford. This places him fifth among English discus throwers, behind Perriss Wilkins, Richard Slaney, Glen Smith and Carl Myerscough. Weir also competed at the 1997 World's Strongest Man competition, finishing 3rd in a qualifying group of six, only being beaten by Jouko Ahola and Flemming Rasmussen who went on to finish as champion and runner-up respectively in the 1997 final .[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  England
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 5th Discus throw 59.26 m
1st Hammer throw 75.08 m
1983 World Student Games Edmonton, Canada 2nd Hammer throw 74.1 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 15th (q) Hammer throw 71.62 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 10th Discus throw 61.36 m
8th Hammer throw 72.62 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 18th (q) Discus throw 59.74 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (q) Discus throw 57.18 m
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 3rd Discus throw 60.86 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th Discus throw 63.14 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 15th (q) Discus throw 61.64 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th Discus throw 63.06 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th Discus throw 61.92 m
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 5th Discus throw 64.39 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st Discus throw 64.42 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 13th (q) Discus throw 62.71 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 28th (q) Discus throw 60.01 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 15th (q) Discus throw 61.05 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd Discus throw 59.24 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 21st (q) Discus throw 58.37 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 7th Discus throw 58.91 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK All-Time Lists: Men - Throws - GBR Athletics

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