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Duncan Atwood

Full name: Duncan Fuller MacTavish Atwood
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: October 11, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Athletics West, Eugene (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Duncan Atwood won the Pan American Games javelin throw in 1979 and 1987. He was TAC Champion in 1979-80 and 1987. He also competed internationally at the 1979 World Cup (8th) and the 1987 World Championships (12th). Atwood qualified to compete at the 1983 Pan American Games but left Caracas, Venezuela after the announcement of very strict drug testing at those Games. In August 1985 he tested positive for a prohibited stimulant at a competition in Koblenz, Germany. He was initially banned for life by IAAF, but the ban was reduced and he returned to competition in 1987.

Atwood graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in kinesiology in 1978. After spending 10 years throwing internationally, with a top world ranking of #3 in 1985, he returned to U Washington to obtain an MBA in 1986. He later began a career coaching, including working as a biomechanics consultant with USA Track & Field, and as a throws coach at his alma mater. He also coached at the Ironwood Throws Camp.

Personal Best: JT – 94.05 (308-7) (1985-old); 82.73 (271-5) (1987-new).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 11

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 11 78.10
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round One 5 72.54
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 8 78.10 78.10
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 11 foul 78.10
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round 12 QC 79.34
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 8 79.34
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 8 77.08
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 7 79.34 79.34
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
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