Amber Campbell
Personal information
Born (1981-06-05) June 5, 1981 (age 41)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight91 kg (201 lb)
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics
Event(s)Hammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)74.03 metres (242.9 ft) (2016)
Updated on 7 October 2012.

Amber Campbell (born June 5, 1981)[1] is an American hammer thrower. Campbell attended Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and competed for the Chanticleer track team. She had her first international competition at the 2005 World Championships. She then competed in the 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 World Championships. Her first Olympic birth came at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She then went on to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games as well. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, Campbell advanced to the finals placing 6th finishing as the highest placing American woman ever.[2]

Her personal best is 74.03 m (242 ft 10 in), which was her winning mark at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials in Eugene.[3] The mark is the former W35 Masters World Record.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
2002 NACAC U-25 Championships San Antonio, Texas, United States 2nd 62.71 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (q) 65.48 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 21st (q) 67.86 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 11th 70.08 m
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 3rd 69.93 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 13th (q) 69.93 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 13th (q) 69.86 m
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 2nd 71.22 m
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 72.41 m
World Championships Beijing, China NM
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 72.74 m

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Amber Campbell". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  2. ^ "Pike hammer thrower Amber Campbell advances to final".
  3. ^ "Amber CAMPBELL | Profile | World Athletics".