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DeAnna Marie Price (born June 8, 1993) is an American track and field athlete competing primarily in the hammer throw.[3] Price's personal best in the hammer is 78.24 m (256 ft 8 in), the American record, set at the 2019 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships. The throw ranks her as the #4 women's thrower in history.[4]

DeAnna Price
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Personal information
Full nameDeAnna Marie Price
NationalityAmerican
Born (1993-06-08) June 8, 1993 (age 26)
St. Charles, Missouri, United States[1]
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Weight109 kg (240 lb)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Hammer throw
College teamSouthern Illinois University
Updated on 28 September 2019.

Price represented the USA at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing[5] without qualifying for the final. A month before the World Championships, Price had finished fourth at the 2015 Pan American Games.[6] Then, two weeks later, Price picked up her first international medal by taking a silver behind Amber Campbell at the 2015 NACAC Championships.[7]

Price placed third in hammer behind Team USA teammates Amber Campbell and Gwen Berry at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials[8] Price represented the United States at 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing eighth.[9]

Her personal best in the hammer is the American Record of 78.24 m (256 ft 8 in).[10]

While throwing for Southern Illinois University, she won back to back NCAA titles in the hammer throw. Price has endured a series of injuries and only has one kidney.[11]

Price attended Troy Buchanan High School in Troy, Missouri. There she was an All-State softball player and finished second in the discus and fifth in the shot put at the state track meet. Price had college scholarship offers in both softball and track and field.[12][13]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the   United States
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 18th (q) 57.82 m
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 4th 68.84 m
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 2nd 71.27 m
World Championships Beijing, China 18th (q) 68.69 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 70.95 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th 70.04 m
DécaNation Angers, France 2nd 70.60 m
2018 NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 1st 74.60 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 77.54 m

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

  • Shot put – 16.30 m (Walnut 2015)
  • Hammer throw – 78.24 m (Des Moines, 2019)
  • Discus – 53.46 m (MVC Outdoors 2015)

Indoor

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