Zsolt Bíber

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Zsolt Bíber
Personal information
Full nameZsolt Bíber
Nationality Hungary
Born (1976-05-31) 31 May 1976 (age 43)
Szolnok, Hungary
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight132 kg (291 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Shot put
ClubÚjpesti Torna Egylet
Coached byPál Bíber
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Shot put: 20.55 (2004)

Zsolt Bíber (born May 31, 1976 in Szolnok) is a retired Hungarian shot putter.[1] He represented his nation Hungary at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and also set his own personal best of 20.55 metres at the 2004 Hungary LG Cup in Debrecen.[2] Throughout his athletic career, Biber trained as a full-fledged member of the track and field team for Újpesti Gym Club (Hungarian: Újpesti Torna Egylet, UTE) under his personal coach and father Pál Bíber.[3]

Biber qualified for the Hungarian squad in the men's shot put at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by scoring his entry mark of 20.55 metres from the LG Cup in Debrecen.[2] Biber launched a 19.31-metre shot on his first attempt in the qualifying round, but his satisfying effort fell short to put him further to the final, placing twenty-fourth in the overall standings.[4][5]

Personal best:

Indoor: 20.81m NR (Budapest OH 2004)
Outdoor: 20.55m (Debrecen 2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Zsolt Bíber". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Bíber egy centire a csúcstól" [Bíber throws from inch to the tip] (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 9 July 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Bíber megjavította saját csúcsát" [Bíber has improved towards the peak] (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 1 January 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  4. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's Shot Put Qualification". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Az ókori olimpia helyszínén küzdöttek" [Olympians competed at the ancient site] (in Hungarian). Blikk. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2015.

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