Shanice Craft

Shanice Craft (born 15 May 1993 in Mannheim) is a German athlete who competes in the discus throw and shot put.[1] She won three consecutive bronze medals in the discus throw at the 2014, 2016 and 2018 European Championships. In addition, she won multiple medals in various junior categories.

Shanice Craft
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Shanice Craft in 2015.
Personal information
Born (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 28)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Country Germany
Event(s)Discus, Shot put

Her mother is an African-American former U.S. Army soldier and her father is German.[2][3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Germany
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 3rd Discus throw 49.15 m
2010 Youth Olympic Games Singapore 1st Discus throw 55.49 m
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st Discus throw 58.65 m
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st Shot put 17.15 m
2nd Discus throw 60.42 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th (q) Shot put 17.30 m
European Cup Winter Throwing (U23) Castellón, Spain 1st Discus throw 60.14 m
European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd Shot put 17.29 m
2nd Discus throw 58.64 m
2014 European Cup Winter Throwing (U23) Leiria, Portugal 1st Discus throw 64.16 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 3rd Discus throw 64.33 m
2015 European U23 Championships Tallinn, Estonia 2nd Shot put 17.29 m
1st Discus throw 63.83 m
World Championships Beijing, China 7th Discus throw 63.10 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd Discus throw 63.89 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11th Discus throw 59.85 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd Discus throw 62.46 m

Personal bestsEdit


  • Shot put – 17.75 (Ulm 2014)
  • Discus throw – 65.88 (Ulm 2014)


  • Shot put – 17.66 (Dortmund 2013)