DeAnna Price
Personal information
Full nameDeAnna Marie Price
NationalityAmerican
Born (1993-06-08) June 8, 1993 (age 30)
St. Charles, Missouri, United States[1]
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Weight109 kg (240 lb)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
EventHammer throw
College teamSouthern Illinois University
Achievements and titles
Personal bests80.31 m (263 ft 5+34 in) NR, Eugene, 2021
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Doha Hammer throw
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Budapest Hammer throw
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2023 Santiago Hammer throw
Representing Americas
Continental Cup
Gold medal – first place 2018 Ostrava Hammer throw
Updated on 28 September 2019.

DeAnna Marie Price (born June 8, 1993) is an American track and field athlete competing primarily in the hammer throw.[3] Price's personal best in the hammer is 80.31 m (263 ft 5 in), the American record, set at the 2021 US Olympic trials. The throw ranked her as the #2 women's thrower in history.

In February 2021, Price broke the women’s world record in the indoor hammer-style 25-pound weight throw. Price, the former Southern Illinois University athlete, threw the weight 85-4¼, breaking the previous record of 83-11½ set by Gwen Berry in 2017.[4]

Career

Price represented the USA at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing[5] without qualifying for the final. A month before the World Championships, Price had finished fourth at the 2015 Pan American Games.[6] Then, two weeks later, Price picked up her first international medal by taking a silver behind Amber Campbell at the 2015 NACAC Championships.[7]

Price placed third in hammer behind Team USA teammates Amber Campbell and Gwen Berry at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials[8] Price represented the United States at 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing eighth.[9]

Price won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, becoming the first woman from the United States to medal in any women's throws event at a World Championships.[10]

While throwing for Southern Illinois University, she won back to back NCAA titles in the hammer throw. Price has endured a series of injuries and only has one kidney.[11]

Price attended Troy Buchanan High School in Troy, Missouri. There she was an All-State softball player and finished second in the discus and fifth in the shot put at the state track meet. Price had college scholarship offers in both softball and track and field.[12][13]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 18th (q) 57.82 m
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 4th 68.84 m
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 2nd 71.27 m
World Championships Beijing, China 18th (q) 68.69 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 70.95 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th 70.04 m
DécaNation Angers, France 2nd 70.60 m
2018 NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 1st 74.60 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 77.54 m
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 8th 73.09 m
2023 World Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 75.41 m
Pan American Games Santiago, Chile 1st 72.34 m

Personal bests

Outdoor

Indoor

References

  1. ^ "SIU profile". Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 PanAm Games profile". Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  3. ^ DeAnna Price at World Athletics Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "DeAnna Price, Aleia Hobbs, Anna Hall turn in record-breaking performances at USATF Indoor Championships". OregonLive, The Oregonian. February 18, 2023.
  5. ^ "Hammer Throw Women - Qualification" (PDF). August 25, 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ticket Program Guide" (PDF). April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 20, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "NACAC Senior Championships Costa Rica 2015" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "USA Track & Field - Results". Archived from the original on December 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "Rio 2016 hammer throw women - Olympic Athletics". March 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Ramsak, Bob (September 28, 2019). "Report: Women's Hammer - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". worldathletics.org.
  11. ^ "Deanna Price". teamusa.org. Archived from the original on December 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "DeAnna Price - Track and Field".
  13. ^ Landells, Steve (July 19, 2018). "Deanna Price: I love throwing because..." worldathletics.org. Archived from the original on November 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "57th Annual Mt. SAC Relays". Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  15. ^ "TFRRS | 2015 MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Women Discus Throw Track & Field Meet Results". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
  16. ^ "DeAnna Price, Aleia Hobbs, Anna Hall turn in record-breaking performances at USATF Indoor Championships". OregonLive, The Oregonian. February 18, 2023.