Kristin Heaston

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Kristin Heaston
Personal information
Birth name Kristin L. Heaston
Nationality  United States
Born (1975-11-23) November 23, 1975 (age 41)
Walnut Creek, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 276 lb (125 kg)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put
College team University of Florida
Club Nike

Kristin L. Heaston (born November 23, 1975 in Walnut Creek, California) is a female shot putter from the United States.

Heaston was a participant in the 2008 Olympic Games where she placed 23rd in the qualifying round with a throw of 17.34m. Prior to her Olympic appearance, she was a runner-up at the Olympic Trials with a throw of 18.34m.

In 2003 Heaston became the American indoor and outdoor shot put champion. At the 2004 Olympic Games Heaston became the first woman ever to compete at the ancient site Olympia. In 2005, she became American outdoor shot put champion for the second time.

She finished thirteenth at the 2001 Summer Universiade and seventh at the 2006 World Athletics Final and the 2007 World Athletics Final.

Her personal best throw is 18.74 metres, achieved in June 2007 in Indianapolis.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 17th (q) 14.00 m
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 13th 15.61 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 7th 16.55 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 21st 17.17 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 17.88 m

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