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Ain Roost

Full name: Ain Roost
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 269 lbs (122 kg)
Born: May 12, 1946 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Affiliations: Utah State University / Canadian Track and Field Association
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ain Roost was born in Sweden to parents who left Estonia after the Russian occupation. When he was five years old, the family moved to Canada. In 1965, Roost went to Utah State University on a track scholarship, where he worked with former discus world record holder Jay Silvester, eventually graduating in 1968. Roost first competed internationally at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games when he finished seventh in the discus. In addition to his two Olympic appearances, he finished eighth at the 1967 Pan American Games, fourth at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, won bronze at the 1971 Pan American Games, and finished fifth at the 1975 Pan American Games. Roost returned to Utah State in 1970 to get a Master's Degree and later received a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1975. He eventually settled in San Diego where he spent his career as a clinical psychologist.

Personal Best: DT – 61.68 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Men's Discus Throw Canada CAN 21 QR
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Men's Discus Throw Canada CAN 23 QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 21 56.58
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A 11 56.58
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A Round One 9 56.58
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 10 55.48 56.58
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 23 56.56
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B 9 56.56
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round One 7 56.56
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 8 foul 56.56
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul
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