Ian Winchester

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Ian Winchester (born 27 May 1973) is a discus thrower from New Zealand.

He finished tenth at the 1992 World Junior Championships, eighth at the 1998 World Cup and fifth at the 1998 Commonwealth Games (where he also finished eighth in shot put)[1] He also competed at two World Championships (1997, 1999) as well as the 2000 Summer Olympics without reaching the final round.

His personal best throw is 65.03 metres, achieved in May 2002 in Salinas. This is the current national record, and makes him the third best discus thrower in Oceania after Australians Werner Reiterer and Wayne Martin.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  New Zealand
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 21st (q) Shot put 14.39 m
10th Discus throw 50.70 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 23rd (q) Discus throw 59.70 m
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 8th Shot put 18.35 m
5th Discus throw 60.16 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 24th (q) Discus throw 58.74 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 31st (q) Discus throw 58.64 m

Personal bests[edit]

Event Distance Place Date
Discus 65.03m NR Salinas, CA 2002