Paul Dickenson

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Derek Paul Dickenson (born 4 December 1949 in North Shields, Northumberland) is a retired male hammer thrower from England, who represented the United Kingdom at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1976 (Montreal). His best Olympic result was finishing in 14th place at the 1976 Summer Olympics, throwing 68.52 metres.

A former schoolteacher, Dickenson worked in local government and the private sector before starting with BBC television. He has commentated on every Olympic Games Winter and Summer since 1992. Best known for his commentary work on athletics he has also worked on Basketball, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Canoe Slalom, Yachting, Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge, Cross Country Skiing, Speed Skating and Ski Jumping.

He has also commentated on The Lord Mayors Show, Blue Peter, Comic/Sport Relief, World's Strongest Man and Superstars.

Personal bests[edit]

Distance Mark Date
Hammer throw 73.20 m 1976
Discus throw 50.78 m 1980