Jason Tunks

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Jason Tunks (born May 7, 1975 in London, Ontario, Canada) is an international level discus thrower representing Canada. He is the holder of Canadian National Record at 67.88m. He is a former shot putter. He has been ranked as a top-ten discus thrower in the world for ten consecutive years. Tunks was inducted into the London (Ontario) Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He is the founder of HIIT It Fitness in London, Ontario.

Education[edit]

He graduated from Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School in London. He attended Southern Methodist University in Texas on a track scholarship.

Awards[edit]

In 2012, Tunks was inducted into the London (Ontario) Sports Hall of Fame In 2014, Tunks was inducted into the Canadian Track and Field Hall of Fame

Personal Bests:

Major Events[edit]

Olympics

Atlanta 1996 - 33rd - 55.84 m (183.20 ft)

Sydney 2000 - 6th - 65.80 m (215.88 ft)

Athens 2004 - 15th - 61.21 m (200.82 ft)

IAAF World Championships in Athletics

1997 World Championships in Athletics at Athens - 9th - 62.30 m (204.40 ft)

1999 World Championships in Athletics at Seville - 20th - 60.20 m (197.51 ft)

2001 World Championships in Athletics at Edmonton - 9th - 63.79 m (209.28 ft)

2003 World Championships in Athletics at Paris - 11th - 62.21 m (204.10 ft)

2005 World Championships in Athletics at Helsinki - 8th - 63.77 m (209.22 ft)

Commonwealth Games

1998 Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur - 3rd - 62.22 m (204.13 ft)

2002 Commonwealth Games at Manchester - 2nd - 62.61 m (205.41 ft)

2006 Commonwealth Games at Melbourne - 2nd - 63.07 m (206.92 ft)

Pan American Games

1999 Pan American Games at Winnipeg - 3rd - 61.75 m (202.59 ft)

2003 Pan American Games at Santo Domingo - 1st - 63.70 m (208.99 ft)

World Cup in Athletics

2002 World Cup at Madrid - 5th - 62.89 m (206.33 ft)

Goodwill Games

1998 Goodwill Games at Uniondale, New York - 4th - 62.53 m (205.15 ft)

2001 Goodwill Games at Brisbane - 7th - 61.70 m (202.43 ft)

Progression[edit]

Bold is personal best.

1994 - 58.76 m (192.78 ft) - July 14

1995 - 58.66 m (192.45 ft) - July 1

1996 - 63.86 m (209.51 ft) - May 18

1997 - 65.20 m (213.91 ft) - April 12

1998 - 67.88m (222.70 ft) - May 14

1999 - 65.54 m (215.03 ft) - May 13

2000 - 66.28 m (217.45 ft) - May 6

2001 - 67.70 m (222.11 ft) - June 9

2002 - 66.50 m (218.18 ft) - January 28

2003 - 66.55 m (218.34 ft) - April 26

2004 - 66.15 m (217.03 ft) - May 19

2005 - 66.59 m (218.47 ft) - June 11

2006 - 66.50 m (218.18 ft) - February 25

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