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Scott Martin (born 12 October 1982 in Wodonga, Victoria) is an Australian shot putter and discus throw competitor. He rose to prominence in a National Australia Bank advertisement promoting the 2006 Commonwealth Games; in the ad, Martin was shown taking part in a ballet class to improve his discus technique. He won a bronze medal in the men's shot put at the Games, and won gold in the men's discus throw.

Scott Martin
Personal information
Born (1982-10-12) 12 October 1982 (age 36)
Wodonga, Victoria
Height1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight135 kg (298 lb)
Sport
Country Australia
SportAthletics
Event(s)Discus, Hammer throw, Shot Put
Updated on 24 April 2013.

Scott Martin is currently the Australian and Oceania record holder with a throw of 21.26 metres in the Melbourne leg of the World Athletics Tour meeting in February 2008. He beat the previous record held by Justin Anlezark at 20.96 metres.[clarification needed][needs update]

In addition he is the 2006 Australian Shot Put champion, and he is a three-time discus champion (2004–06). Martin is currently managed by the Australian arm of Athletes1, whose Director is Rick Olarenshaw.

He competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the shot put and 2012 London Olympics at the discus but failed to progress beyond the qualifying stage on both occasions.

AchievementsEdit

  • All results regarding shot put, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Australia
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 6th Shot put (5 kg) 18.71 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 11th Shot put 17.60 m
15th (q) Discus 50.56 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 3rd Shot put 19.48 m
1st Discus throw 63.48 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th Shot put 20.38 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 4th Shot put 20.25 m
5th Discus throw 60.93 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th Shot put 20.13 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 21st Shot put 19.75 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 25th Shot put 19.52 m
2010 Oceania Championships Cairns, Australia 1st Shot put 19.55 m CR
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 19th (q) Discus throw 62.14 m

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