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Martin Marić (born 19 April 1984) is a Croatian track and field athlete who competes in the discus throw. He has a personal best of 67.92 m (222 ft 10 in), achieved in April 2014 in Chula Vista, California.[1] He also has 72.31 m (237 ft 2​34 in) in the javelin throw, achieved in May 2006.[2] Martin Marić was a throws coach at the University Of Virginia 2012 - 2015.[3] Maric spent the springs of 2010 and 2011 as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Florida.

Martin Marić
Personal information
Born (1984-04-19) April 19, 1984 (age 34)
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Sport
Country  Croatia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus

Contents

World Anti-Doping AgencyEdit

In August 2015, World Anti-Doping Agency published a "Prohibited Association list". Martin Marić is one of the 130 athletes prohibited from associating in Track and Field athletics.[4] Martin's ban last through 2016.

IAAFEdit

Martin Marić tested positive for ostarine in July 2014, a SARM.[5] Martin Marić was given a two-year ban from Track and Field athletics through 5 August 2016.[6][7][8]

ProfessionalEdit

Martin Marić represented Croatia at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's discus throw in Moscow, Russia. Martin placed 27th at 2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's discus throw in 60.61 meters.

Martin Maric represented Croatia at the 2012 Olympic Games. Martin placed 17th with a 62.87 meters.

Martin Marić represented Croatia at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's discus throw in Daegu, South Korea. Martin placed 27th at 2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's discus throw in 60.61 meters.

Martin Marić represented Croatia at the Athletics at the 2009 Summer Universiade also called 2009 World University Games. Martin placed 7th at Athletics at the 2009 Summer Universiade – Men's discus throw in 58.37 meters.

Martin Maric also competed at the 2008 Olympic Games, but without reaching the final placing 29th with a 59.25 meters.[2]

Martin Marić represented Croatia at the Athletics at the 2007 Summer Universiade – Men's discus throw. Martin placed 8th at Athletics at the 2007 Summer Universiade – Men's discus throw in 56.32 meters.

Martin Marić finished thirteenth at the 2001 World Youth Championships and won the silver medal at the 2003 European Junior Championships.

NCAAEdit

As a competitor for the University of Georgia, Martin Marić attain 2006 All-American status in the discus by placing 6th at the NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[9] In the javelin, Maric registered a throw of 237–3 feet, which improves his own seventh-longest mark in Georgia Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs history.[10]

After transferring to the University of California, he attained All-American Status in the discus by placing 8th at the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships.[11] In his senior campaign, Martin won the NCAA Division I national collegiate championships by throwing the discus 196-3, beating Ryan Whiting of Arizona State Sun Devils by only 2 cm (1 in) on his final throw.[12]

Maric graduated from California with a bachelor's degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies in 2009.[13]

PersonalEdit

Marić was born in Belgrade and is native of Split, Croatia.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Croatia
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 13th Discus throw (1.5 kg) 49.12 m
2003 European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd Discus throw (1.75 kg) 58.59 m
2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 9th Discus throw 53.35 m
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 13th (q) Discus throw 52.34 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 8th Discus throw 56.32 m
15th (q) Javelin throw 65.15 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 29th (q) Discus throw 59.25 m
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 6th Discus throw 60.60 m
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 7th Discus throw 58.37 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 10th Discus throw 62.53 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 27th (q) Discus throw 60.61 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 17th (q) Discus throw 62.87 m
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 1st Discus throw 61.46 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 15th (q) Discus throw 61.98 m

ReferencesEdit