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Connie Price-Smith

Full name: Constance Marie "Connie" Price-Smith
Gender: Female
Height: 6-3.5 (192 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: June 3, 1962 in St. Charles, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Athletics West/Nike Coast/Reebok
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Connie Price-Smith competed at four Olympics, in the discus throw in 1988 and 1992, and the shot put in 1988 and 1996-2000, with a best finish of fifth in the shot in 1996. She was world ranked in the shot put for five consecutive years from 1995-99, with a top ranking of #3 in 1998. Price-Smith competed internationally for the US every year from 1987-2001. She competed at the World Championships in 1987, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001, with a best finish of fifth in the shot put in 1997. She was a four-time medalist at the Pan American Games, winning shot put gold in 1995 and 1999, after a silver in 1991, and added a bronze medal in the discus at the 1987 Pan Ams. She was silver medalist in the shot at the 1995 World Indoors.

Outdoors, Price-Smith was an 11-time US Champion in the shot put, won 7 national titles with the discus, and also won 7 indoor US Championships. Price-Smith attended Southern Illinois University, graduating in 1985, where she played basketball in addition to competing in track & field. Price-Smith went into coaching, serving as head coach at Southern Illinois Carbondale, but later became head coach at the University of Mississippi in 2015. She was head women’s coach for the 2016 US Olympic team. She was inducted into the SIU Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, and received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001. Price-Smith was inducted into the US Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2016.

Personal Bests: SP – 19.60 (1994); DT – 64.82 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 18 QR
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Women's Discus Throw United States USA 16 QR
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Women's Discus Throw United States USA 20 QR
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 5
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 16 QR

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 18 17.09
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 10 17.09
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 10 15.61
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 10 foul 15.61
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 17.09
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round 5 19.22
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round One 5 18.44
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 5 18.61 18.61
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 19.22 19.22
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 foul 19.22
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 5 foul 19.22
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 QU 19.08
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2 19.08
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 18.79
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 pass 18.79
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 19.08
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round 16 17.42
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 10 17.42
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 17.38
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 9 16.70 17.38
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 17.42

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 16 57.04
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 8 57.04
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 7 51.78
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 7 53.36 53.36
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 57.04
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round 20 58.66
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 11 58.66
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 7 58.66
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 9 foul 58.66
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
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