Debbie Sosimenko

Dual Olympian Deborah Sosimenko competed at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games in hammer throw. The maths teacher from Sydney was something of a pioneer in the sport of women’s hammer throw in Australia. She made her Olympic debut in front of a home crowd at the Sydney 2000 Games, unluckily finishing just outside the medals in fifth place with a throw of 67.95 metres. Four years later she competed in Athens 2004 however she did not progress past the qualifying round. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Sosimenko won gold with a throw of 66.56m.

Olympic Results

2004 Athens

Hammer Throw - Women
Qualifying Rounds 57.79 22nd
Final Placing 44 / 48

2000 Sydney

Hammer Throw - Women
Final 67.95 5th
Qualifying 64.01 3rd
Final Placing 5 / 28