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Michael Buncic is an American discus thrower who is a two time US Olympian and former NCAA record holder in the men's discus throw. Born to Yugoslavian parents he represented the US in international competition. He participated at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics. In addition he competed in three World Track and Field Championships representing the United States, 1991 Tokyo, Japan, 1993 Stuttgart, Germany, and 1995 Goteborg, Sweden. He is a four time Olympic and World Championship finalist in the Men's Discus Throw.

Buncic had the world's longest Discus Throw for the 1991 season on April 4, 1991, of 227'7" at Fresno, California. He was the US National Champion in 1995. This US championship followed having previously finished as runner-up a total of six times. He retired from competition in 1996.

Buncic competed for the University of Kentucky where he was a multiple SEC Champion, record holder, and All-American in the shot put and discus throw. He represented the US in the World University Games twice; 1985, Kobe, Japan; 1987, Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

He was the US National Junior Champion in the Discus Throw in 1981.

He holds a Masters of Science degree in Molecular Biology from San Jose State University.

Buncic is now a human physiology teacher at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, California.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 7th Discus 61.34 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 10th Discus 62.46 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 3rd Discus 62.06 m
1991 IAAF World Athletics Championships Tokyo, Japan 5th Discus 64.20 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 18th Discus 59.12 m
1993 IAAF World Athletics Championships Stuttgart, Germany 8th Discus
1995 IAAF World Athletics Championships Goteborg, Sweden 11th Discus