Erik Cadée

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Erik Cadée
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Personal information
Born (1984-02-15) February 15, 1984 (age 33)
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 120 kg (260 lb)
Country  Netherlands
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Updated on 12 August 2012.

Erik Cadée (born February 15, 1984) is a Dutch discus thrower.

Cadée was born in 's-Hertogenbosch. Among his first international appearances was a runner-up performance at the 2001 European Youth Olympic Festival.[1] He competed in the qualifying rounds of the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics and improved the following year to claim the gold medal at the 2003 European Athletics Junior Championships.[2] Cadée represented the Netherlands at the World Championships in Athletics in 2007 and 2009, but did not reach the final. He qualified for the final at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, but failed to record a legal throw in his three attempts.

He won the silver medal at the 2011 European Cup Winter Throwing meet in March,[3] and set a then personal best and world leading throw the following month, throwing the discus to a mark of 66.95 m.[4] His present personal best is 67.30 m.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Netherlands
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 22nd (q) Discus throw (1.75 kg) 52.95 m
2003 European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 1st Discus throw (1.75 kg) 60.42 m
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 5th Discus throw 59.45 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 23rd (q) Discus throw 59.98 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 19th (q) Discus throw 60.64 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain Discus throw NM
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 20th (q) Discus throw 61.62 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th Discus throw 60.58 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 10th Discus throw 62.78 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) Discus throw 62.14 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 13th (q) Discus throw 61.18 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 17th (q) Discus throw 61.93 m


  1. ^ European Youth Olympic Festival. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  2. ^ European Junior Championships (Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-06-04.
  3. ^ Sofia BUL 19 - 20 March. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-03-23.
  4. ^ Dutch discus thrower Cadée hits 2011 world-lead, Smith returns. European Athletics (2011-04-30). Retrieved on 2011-04-30.