Shelley Newman

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Shelley Jean Newman, now Shelley Parr and maiden name Shelley Drew, (born 8 August 1973) is a retired English discus thrower. She was born in Carshalton, London.[1]

Her personal best throw is 61.22 metres, achieved in June 2003 in Loughborough. This is the English record, and places her fourth on the British outdoor all-time list, behind Meg Ritchie, Venissa Head and Philippa Roles.[2]

Shelley has a degree in physiology, which she gained at the University of Birmingham in 1994. She earned her doctorate in the subject in 1999. She currently works as the BM4 Director in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. Previously she held posts at the University of Birmingham and, until 2007, Cardiff University.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 12th 46.14 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 22nd (q) 53.96 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 27th (q) 53.13 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th 56.13 m
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 8th (q) 57.36 m[3]
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 10th 57.38 m
Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd 58.13 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 19th (q) 57.65 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 33rd (q) 56.04 m


  1. ^ Shelley Newman. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2015-07-01.
  2. ^ UK All-Time Lists: Women - Throws - GBR Athletics
  3. ^ Unknown result in the final