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Alexander David Smith (born 6 March 1988, Hull) is an English track and field athlete competing in the hammer throw.

Alex Smith
Personal information
Born (1988-03-06) 6 March 1988 (age 30)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 115 kg (254 lb)
Sport
Country  United Kingdom
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Updated on 15 January 2018.

Life and careerEdit

Born in Hull, he is the son of Dave Smith, a former Commonwealth Games champion in the hammer.[1][2] His first international medal came at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Athletics, where he was the bronze medallist.[3]

In 2010 he finished second at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi with a personal best of 72.95 metres.[4] He improved his personal best to 75.63 m in 2012 and was selected to represent Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where he reached the final and finished 12th.[5] At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he finished 4th with a throw of 70.99m.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Simon Hart (8 October 2010). "Andy Turner heads English one-two-three in 110m hurdles". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  2. ^ "Hull's Alex Smith has reported a full bill of health ahead of trying to win gold at the Commonwealth Games tomorrow". This is Hull and East Riding. 2010-10-07. Archived from the original on 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  3. ^ "Event Report - Boys' Hammer Throw". IAAF. 2005-07-15. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  4. ^ Webster, Phil (2010-10-09). "Hull hammer thrower Alex Smith takes silver at Commonwealth Games". This is Hull and East Riding. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  5. ^ "Alex Smith Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  6. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Alex Smith Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-07-11.

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