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Amanda Yvette Bingson (born February 20, 1990, in Victorville, California) is an American track and field athlete specializing in the hammer throw. She is the current American record holder in the event with a distance of 75.73 m (248 ft 5 14 in) set at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Amanda Bingson
Personal information
Born (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 28)
Victorville, California
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics
Event(s)Hammer throw
College teamUNLV Rebels Texas State University
ClubNew York Athletic Club
Turned pro2013
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Bingson attended school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she is a school record holder and majored in interdisciplinary studies. She had only taken up the hammer throw in 2009 as a college freshman and has continued to improve since then. A month before the trials, she finished fourth at the NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[1] Prior to that, she was a shot put and discus thrower at Silverado High School in Paradise, where her team won the state championship twice and where she finished second in the 2008 shot put.[2][3]

She qualified to join the Olympic team by finishing second in the hammer throw at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, throwing 71.78 m (235 ft 5 34 in) (reaching the A standard) in the 4th round.[4] At the Olympics, she did not advance past the qualifying round, finishing 28th overall.

Bingson appeared on one of the covers for the 2015 ESPN The Magazine The Body Issue.[5]

Amanda Bingson placed fourth in hammer behind Team USA teammates Amber Campbell, Gwen Berry and DeAnna Price at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) and is an alternate to represent  United States at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[6]

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She and her older sister, Morgan, are the two daughters of Sue and Pat Bingson of Paradise, Nevada.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UNLVREBELS.COM Amanda Bingson Bio - University of Nevada Las Vegas Official Athletic Site
  2. ^ Amanda Bingson - NV Track and Field Profile
  3. ^ UNLV's Amanda Bingson going to the London Olympics in the hammer throw - Las Vegas Sun News
  4. ^ US Olympic Trials - Flash Results, Inc
  5. ^ "Hammer thrower Amanda Bingson says athletes come in all shapes and sizes - ESPN The Magazine Body Issue".
  6. ^ "2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field". usatf.org. July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Amanda Bingson profile page, K-State Sports, Track and Field
  8. ^ a b 2010 UNLV Track and Field Media Guide, page 6, left column, cites 2009 statistics

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