Kamy Keshmiri

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Kamy Keshmiri (born January 23, 1969) is a retired male discus thrower from the United States. He is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's discus throw event at the 1989 Summer Universiade in Duisburg, West Germany. Keshmiri set his personal best (51.28 metres) at the 1988 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Sudbury, Ontario on July 27, 1988. He also won three NCAA discus titles at the University of Nevada at Reno.

His father, Jalal, was born in Iran and represented Iran in the 1968 Olympics.

When he was at Reno High School, he set the National High School Record in the Discus Throw. He was Gatorade High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year and Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 1987.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 2nd Discus 54.68 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 2nd Discus 65.50 m

In 1992, the International Amateur Athletic Federation banned Keshmiri after a positive test for methanolone.[2]


  1. ^ http://trackandfieldnews.com/index.php/component/content/article/35-stats/2114-t-fn-boys-hs-aoy
  2. ^ JANOFSKY, MICHAEL (15 July 1992). "OLYMPICS; I.A.A.F. Takes Discus Away From Keshmiri". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 July 2011.

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Preceded by
Derrick Florence
Track & Field News High School Boys Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Art Skipper