Gheorghe Gușet

Gheorghe Gușet (28 May 1968 – 12 June 2017) was a Romanian shot putter. He competed at the 1992, 2000 and 2004 Olympics and had his best result in 2004, aged 36 (14th place).[1] Gușet was noted for being competitive in his late 30s, and set his all-time personal record aged 38, while most shot putters peak in their late 20s or early 30s. Due to health problems (chronic kidney disease) he was forced to retire from competitions in 2008. On 25 October 2008, a kidney transplantation was carried out successfully. Gușet died on 12 June 2017 in Cluj Napoca, Romania from an aortic dissection at the age of 49.[3]

Gheorghe Gușet
Personal information
Born(1968-05-28)28 May 1968
Zalău, Romania
Died12 June 2017(2017-06-12) (aged 49)
Cluj Napoca, Romania
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight118 kg (260 lb)
Event(s)Shot put
ClubCSM Armătura Zalău
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)20.84 m (1999)
21.04 m (2006i)[1][2]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Romania
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 17th (q) 18.87 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 15th 18.07 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 14th (q) 18.55 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 17th (q) 18.96 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 12th (q) 18.09 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 19th (q) 18.95 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 15th (q) 18.47 m
Jeux de la Francophonie Évry, France 1st 19.67 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 18th (q) 18.22 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th 18.87 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 18th (q) 19.46 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 4th 20.21 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 30th (q) 18.56 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 9th 19.68 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 14th (q) 19.74 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 11th (q) 19.49 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 7th 20.05 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom NM
World Championships Paris, France 13th (q) 19.83 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary NM
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 14th (q) 19.68 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th 20.25 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th (q) 19.83 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 20.60 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (q) 19.00 m