Nery Kennedy

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Nery Kennedy
Nery Kennedy 1997 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Personal information
Born (1973-05-28) May 28, 1973 (age 45)
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Sport
Sport Javelin throw

Nery Gustavo Kennedy Rolón (born May 28, 1973) is a javelin thrower from Paraguay, who represented his native country at two Summer Olympics (1992 and 2000).[1] He briefly held the South American record for the Javelin Throw with a result of 81.28m, thrown on 9 May 1998, overtaking compatriot Edgar Baumann at the time. The mark stood until 1999, when compatriot Baumann threw 84.70 metres.[2] In 2008, he worked as a coach in Canada with Frédérick Bouchard.[3] He achieved the Texas A&M Javelin Throw record in 1994.[4] Kennedy was coached by Juan De La Garza at Texas A&M in 1996.[5]

Achievements[edit]

International Competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Paraguay
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 9th Javelin 64.28 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 30th Javelin 65.00 m
World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 20th (q) Javelin 62.24 m
1994 South American Games Valencia, Venezuela 1st Javelin 76.70 m
1997 South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st Javelin 75.08 m
1998 South American Games Cuenca, Ecuador 1st Javelin 71.70 m A
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 29th Javelin 71.74 m
South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st Javelin 78.89 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 33rd Javelin 70.26 m
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 2nd Javelin 74.41 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 6th Javelin 72.62 m
World Championships Paris, France 21st Javelin 68.83 m
South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 3rd Javelin 75.53 m

National Competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1995 NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Championships Knoxville, United States of America 9th Javelin 69.66m[6]
2003 FPA Open Tournament Asunción, Paraguay 1st Javelin 75.30m[7]
2008 2008 Provincial Summer Athletics Championship Montréal, Canada 1st Javelin 62.41m[8]
2008 Canadian Track and Field Championships Windsor, Canada 4th[9] Javelin N/A[10]

Personal best[edit]

Seasonal bests[edit]

According to IAAF Profile.[12]

  • 1992 – 65.00
  • 1994 – 76.70
  • 1996 – 74.12
  • 1997 – 75.08
  • 1998 – 81.28
  • 1999 – 78.89
  • 2000 – 77.74
  • 2001 – 76.04
  • 2002 – 74.89
  • 2003 – 75.53
  • 2004 – 72.23
  • 2005 – 70.03
  • 2007 – 71.79
  • 2008 – 76.66
  • 2010 – 68.89
  • 2011 – 61.50
  • 2012 – 65.69

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