Jüri Tamm

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Jüri Tamm
Jüri Tamm 2017 (2).jpg
Personal information
Nationality Estonian
Born February 5, 1957 (1957-02-05) (age 61)
Pärnu, Estonia[1]
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Country  Soviet Union
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 84.40 m (1984)

Jüri Tamm (born 5 February 1957 in Pärnu) is a former Estonian hammer thrower. Representing USSR, he won a bronze medal in the 1980 and 1988 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics.

Athletic career[edit]

Tamm held the world record in hammer throw with 80.46 metres for a brief period in 1980, although his record was soon overcome by teammates Yuriy Sedykh and Sergey Litvinov. Tamm's personal best throw, 84.40 metres, was achieved in 1984.

He finished 5th at the 1992 Summer Olympics, now representing the restored independent Estonia.

Political career[edit]

In 1998 Tamm entered political life. He was 3 time elected into the Parliament of Estonia in 1999-2003 (the Economic Affairs Committee), in 2003-2007(the Economic Affairs Committee) and in 2007-2011(the Economic Affairs Committee and European Union Affairs Committee, Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee in Parliament of Estonia), for the Social Democratic Party. 2007–present Honorary Consul of Monaco in Estonia.

He was the Vice President of the Estonian Olympic Committee from 2001 until 2008. 2001 - 2005 Chairman of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Athletes’ Commission, member of EOC Executive Board. From 2012-2015 Chief of Staff in Ukraine National Olympic Committee. From May 2016 – present, the Vice President of the Estonian Olympic Committee.

Awarded 2003 Orden del Merito Civil, “Cruz de Oficial” Spain, 2006 „White Star Orden” IV, Estonia


  1. ^ "Jüri Tamm". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 

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Preceded by
Soviet Union Yuriy Sedykh
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
16 May 1980
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Yuriy Sedykh