Dani Samuels

Dani Samuels made her Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Games, as the youngest member of the Australian athletics team. In the discus final Samuels put in some solid throws, however she was just not able to finish in the final eight. In August 2009, Samuels became the youngest world champion discus thrower of all time when she took out the title in Berlin with a throw of 65.44m. Samuels withdrew from competition at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games before finishing 10th at the 2011 World Championships.

 

Samuels competed in her second Olympic Games in London 2012. She threw 63.97m in the qualification round and finished 12th in the final with a throw of 60.40m.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Discus Throw - Women
Qualifying Round Group A 63.97 Q 4
Final 60.40 12
Final Placing 12 / 35

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

Discus Throw - Women
Qualifying Round - Group A 61.72 5th
Final 60.15 9th
Final Placing 9 / 38

AYOF 2005 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Discus Throw - Women
Final 51.8 2nd  
Final Placing 2 / 7
Shot Put - Women
Final 15.5 1st  
Final Placing 1 / 6

AYOF 2003 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Shot Put - Women
12.16 3rd  
Final Placing 3 / 7