Jackie McKernan

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Jacqueline ("Jackie") McKernan (born 1 July 1965 in Belfast[1]) is a retired Northern Irish discus thrower.

Her personal best throw is 60.72 metres, achieved in July 1993 in Buffalo. This is the Northern Irish record, and places her fifth on the British outdoor all-time list, behind Meg Ritchie, Venissa Head, Philippa Roles and Shelley Newman.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  Northern Ireland
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 8th Shot put 11.77 m
9th Discus throw 49.08 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 18th (q) Discus throw 50.92 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 2nd Discus throw 54.86 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 16th (q) Discus throw 48.12 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 21st (q) Discus throw 55.64 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 28th (q) Discus throw 51.94 m
1993 Universiade Buffalo, United States 2nd Discus throw 60.72 m (=PB)
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 25th (q) Discus throw 56.14 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (q) Discus throw 57.56 m
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 5th Discus throw 54.86 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 16th (q) Discus throw 54.78 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 20th (q) Discus throw 58.88 m
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th Discus throw 55.16 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 10th Discus throw 50.45 m


  1. ^ Sports-Reference profile Archived 2013-12-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ UK All-Time Lists: Women - Throws - GBR Athletics

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