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Alex Smith (athlete)

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)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight115 kg (254 lb)
Sport
Country United Kingdom
SportAthletics
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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