Scott Russell (athlete)

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Scott Russell (born January 16, 1979 in Windsor, Ontario) is a former Canadian javelin thrower.

He finished first at the 1998 World Junior Championships, tenth at the 2001 Summer Universiade, won a silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, finished twelfth at the 2005 World Championships, eighth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and tenth at the 2008 Olympic Games. He also competed at the World Championships in 2001 and 2007 without reaching the final round.

Russell holds the Canadian record for javelin throw, with a throw of 84.81 metres on July 13, 2011 at the Toronto International Track and Field Games.[1] When he is not in the Olympics, he teaches Health and Physical Education for Basehor-Linwood middle school in Kansas. He also coached for Lawrence High J-Squad in 2008-2009.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 17th (q) Discus 49.14 m
5th Javelin 69.17 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 13th Javelin 81.66 m
Universiade Beijing, China 10th Javelin 70.99 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 2nd Javelin 78.63 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 12th Javelin 68.59 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 8th Javelin 73.88 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 10th Javelin 80.90 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1998 - 75.46
  • 1999 - 76.80
  • 2000 - 78.94
  • 2001 - 81.66
  • 2002 - 79.85
  • 2003 - 81.56
  • 2004 - 77.87
  • 2005 - 84.41
  • 2006 - 79.55
  • 2007 - 83.98
  • 2008 - 83.20
  • 2009 - 75.08
  • 2011 - 84.81
  • 2012 - 80.60

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