Vésteinn Hafsteinsson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Vésteinn.
Vésteinn Hafsteinsson, 1994

Vésteinn Hafsteinsson (born 12 December 1960 in Selfoss) is a retired discus thrower from Iceland, who represented his native country at four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1984. At the Los Angeles summer Olympic Games he tested positive for nandralone and was disqualified. His personal best is 67.64 metres, thrown on May 31, 1989 in Selfoss. Hafsteinsson competed in five consecutive World Championships, starting in 1983, but never reached the final. He previously coached World and Olympic champion Gerd Kanter and is currently coaching Daniel Ståhl.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Iceland
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 55.20 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, California 14th DSQ
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 59.32 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 19th 58.94 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 12th 57.36 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan
60.12 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 11th
60.06 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany
58.56 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (q) 57.18 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden
58.12 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 32nd
56.30 m

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