Stuart Farquhar

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Stuart Farquhar
2012-06-07 Bislett Games Stuart Farquhar01.jpg
Farquhar at the 2012 Bislett Games
Personal information
Born (1982-03-15) 15 March 1982 (age 35)
Te Aroha, Thames Valley
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Sport
Country  New Zealand
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin
Updated on 14 June 2015.

Stuart Farquhar (born 15 March 1982 in Te Aroha, Thames Valley) is a male javelin thrower from New Zealand. He was the silver medallist in the men's javelin at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Farquhar is a twelve time New Zealand National Javelin Champion. In April 2012 he recorded a new personal best of 86.31 metres in Hiroshima, Japan.[1]

He finished sixth at the 2006 IAAF World Cup. In addition he competed at the 2004 Olympic Games without reaching the final. He improved on his previous Olympic result by finishing 20th at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Farquhar finished 9th in the men's javelin final at the 2012 Summer Olympics with a throw of 80.22 metres.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  New Zealand
1997 Oceania Youth Championships Suva, Fiji 2nd Javelin (700 g) 52.54 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 15th (q) Javelin 63.82 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 26th (q) Javelin 64.57 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 25th (q) Javelin 74.63 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 7th Javelin 77.40 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 19th (q) Javelin 78.08 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 20th (q) Javelin 76.14 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 2nd Javelin 79.48 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 14th (q) Javelin 78.53 m
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 2nd Javelin 78.15 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th Javelin 78.99 m
2012 Olympic Games London, England 9th Javelin 80.22 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th Javelin 79.24 m
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th Javelin 78.14 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 23rd (q) Javelin 78.30 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 29th (q) Javelin 77.32 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1998 - 63.82
  • 2000 - 72.22
  • 2002 - 78.51
  • 2003 - 76.41
  • 2004 - 79.68
  • 2005 - 72.14
  • 2006 - 81.70
  • 2007 - 78.08
  • 2008 - 83.23
  • 2009 - 80.16
  • 2010 - 85.35
  • 2011 - 84.21
  • 2012 - 86.31
  • 2013 - 81.07
  • 2014 - 79.69
  • 2015 - 82.75
  • 2016 - 83.93

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stuart Farquhar top of javelin world in 2012". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Olympics: Farquhar finishes ninth in javelin". nzherald.co.nz. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

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