Aretha Thurmond

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Aretha Thurmond
Aretha Thurmond - 2010 Meeting Areva.jpg
Thurmond at the 2010 Meeting Areva
Personal information
Birth name Aretha Hill
Born (1976-08-14) August 14, 1976 (age 40)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Alma mater University of Washington
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Updated on August 14, 2012.

Aretha Thurmond, née Hill (born August 14, 1976 in Seattle) is an American discus thrower. Her personal best distance is 65.86 metres (216.1 ft), achieved in March 2004 in Marietta.

Thurmond is a 1994 graduate of Renton High School and in 1998 she graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in sociology.[1][2][3]

Thurmond is currently employed with USA Track & Field as the Associate Director of International Teams.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 34th (q) 56.04 m
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 59.06 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st 63.30 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 19th (q) 58.82 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 63.43 m
2005 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd
2006 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th
World Cup Athens, Greece 2nd
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th 59.89 m
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd 59.53 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 25th (q) 59.39 m


  1. ^ "Aretha Thurmond". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Aretha Thurmond". USA Track & Field. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Aretha (Hill) Thurmond". University of Washington. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 

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