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Aleksander Tammert (born 2 February 1973 in Tartu) is an Estonian discus thrower.

Aleksander Tammert
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Personal information
Born (1973-02-02) 2 February 1973 (age 44)
Tartu, Estonia[1]
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 124 kg (273 lb)
Sport
Country  Estonia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Updated on 12 August 2012.

Contents

Athletics careerEdit

Tammert competed at the 2004 Olympics and originally finishing fourth, but as gold medal winner Róbert Fazekas was disqualified, Tammert received the bronze medal.[2] A month later he placed third at the World Athletics Final.

In 2005 Tammert placed fourth at both the World Championships and the World Athletics Final. Fellow Estonian Gerd Kanter won silver medals at both these events.

In 2006 he placed third at both the European Championships[3] and the World Athletics Final. Kanter again won silver medals at both these events.

His personal best throw is 70.82m (232'3½"), set on 15 April 2006 in Denton, Texas.

AchievementsEdit

PersonalEdit

Aleksander Tammert is married to Slovenian javelin thrower Elizabeta Randjelovič Tammert with whom he has two daughters.[4]

His father, Aleksander Tammert, Sr. (28 April 1947 – 27 October 2006), was a retired shot putter and athletics coach. He won the European Junior Championships in 1966.[5]

Aleksander Tammert is a SMU Mustangs class of 1996.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aleksander Tammert". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Bose, Mihir (25 August 2004). "Discus champion stripped of gold". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Olsson sails to home-town glory". BBC News. 12 August 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Naisteleht.ee
  5. ^ Estonian Post Times

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Martin Padar
Flagbearer for   Estonia
London 2012
Succeeded by
Karl-Martin Rammo