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Nick Sweeney

Nick Sweeney
Born (1968-03-26) 26 March 1968 (age 46)[1]
Occupation Athlete
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)[1]
Weight 265 pounds (120 kg)[1]

Nick Sweeney (born 26 March 1968 in Dublin) is a retired Irish discus thrower, who represented his native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting 1992 (Barcelona, Spain). He is the current Irish national record holder in the discus (67.89 m), and won a total number of ten Irish national discus titles (1987, 1991–1997, 1999 & 2000).[2] He finished 6th at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart.

Competition record
Discus
Competitor for  Ireland
Olympic Games
Qualified 1992 Summer Olympic Games
Qualified 1996 Summer Olympic Games
Qualified 2000 Summer Olympic Games
Qualified 2004 Summer Olympic Games
European Athletics Championships
4th 1994 European Athletics Championships
British National Championships (AAA)[3]
1st 1995
Irish National Championships
1st 1987
1st 1991
1st 1992
1st 1993
1st 1994
1st 1995
1st 1996
1st 1997
1st 1999
1st 2000

Biography

Sweeney went to school in Wesley College, Dublin where he was introduced to athletics and discus throwing through the then P.E. coach Dan Kennedy. Sweeney showed promise early on and eventually became the Irish schools record holder at senior level. After finishing his school studies he took a year out before traveling to the USA, to Harvard College where he completed a four-year degree.

As an athlete, Sweeney was affiliated to DSD AC, Dublin and Belgrave Harriers, Wimbledon (in England).[1]

He presently lives and works in New York, USA.

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ireland
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 13th 60.36 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 36th 57.37 m

References

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