Primož Kozmus

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Primož Kozmus
Primož Kozmus 2012.jpg
Primož Kozmus in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Primož Kozmus
Nationality  Slovenia
Born (1979-09-30) September 30, 1979 (age 37)
Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Residence Brežice, Slovenia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 106 kg (234 lb; 16.7 st)
Country  Slovenia
Sport athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw

Primož Kozmus (born September 30, 1979 in Novo Mesto) is a Slovenian hammer thrower. His gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2009 World Championships in Berlin made him the first ever Slovenian athlete to win both titles.[1]

His personal best throw and the Slovenian record is 82.58 metres, achieved in September 2009 in Celje, Slovenia.

On 8 October 2009, Kozmus unexpectedly announced his temporary retirement from athletics.[2] On 25 October 2010, he announced his return.[3] After moderate achievements in the 2011 season, Kozmus stated his goal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was to place in the top eight in the finals. He won bronze with 79.39 m.[4] Since then, he has also won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Slovenia
1997 European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 22nd (q) 58.14 m
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th 66.11 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 38th (q) 68.83 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 15th (q) 68.11 m
Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 4th 71.12 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 25th (q) 72.60 m
2003 World Championship Paris, France 5th 79.68 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 6th 78.59 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 78.56 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 4th 77.21 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th 78.18 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 8th 76.39 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 82.29 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 6th 76.78 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 1st 82.02 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 80.84 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st 79.80 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd 79.39 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 2nd 79.36 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 79.22 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 6th 77.46 m


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