Elite athlete height/weight info


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Elite athlete height/weight info

Postby sprintdoc » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:15 pm

Here is a link to Usain's Olympic badge with height and weight info but the page allows a search for anyone in 2012 Olympics so perhaps now TFN can update some out of date or guess-work on athlete height and weight. The athletes may have fudged but certainly a place to start in acquiring such info.

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/bolt-usain-1020434/

Pics are also funny as many were taken as the athlete arrived at the airport, often after long transcontinental flights.
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Re: Elite athlete height/weight info

Postby Per Andersen » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:43 pm

sprintdoc wrote:Here is a link to Usain's Olympic badge with height and weight info but the page allows a search for anyone in 2012 Olympics so perhaps now TFN can update some out of date or guess-work on athlete height and weight. The athletes may have fudged but certainly a place to start in acquiring such info.

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/bolt-usain-1020434/

Pics are also funny as many were taken as the athlete arrived at the airport, often after long transcontinental flights.

They are way off on Ukhov. They have him at 67kg (148lbs) He's more like 83 kg (183)

Thorkildsen is not even listed with height and weight.
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Re: Elite athlete height/weight info

Postby k3ck3c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:16 am

Wrong for Lavillenie

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/lavil ... d-1122494/

They say 60 Kgs he is between 69 and 67 recently.
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Re: Elite athlete height/weight info

Postby starboyunlimited » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:19 pm

Wrong for Kirani James 5'11"? I'm sure he's a couple inches above 6 feet.
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/james-kirani-1020534/
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Re: Elite athlete height/weight info

Postby jla » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:48 pm

sprintdoc wrote:Here is a link to Usain's Olympic badge with height and weight info but the page allows a search for anyone in 2012 Olympics so perhaps now TFN can update some out of date or guess-work on athlete height and weight. The athletes may have fudged but certainly a place to start in acquiring such info.

This kind of "official" information is - and has always been - the most untrustworthy there is for this kind of personal info. Because the source is usually some anonymous person at the NOC office having to fill in the entry forms to the best of their knowledge.
As things like height/weight - in contrast to name, date of birth and qualifying performance - are of no real significance for the competition almost noone bothers to spend any time on finding out the correct numbers from the athletes themselves.
So the very obvious errors listed above concerning Ukhov, Lavillenie and James are not exceptions but rather the rule.
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Re: Elite athlete height/weight info

Postby 18.99s » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:29 pm

I think some of those height and weight figures were taken from when they first emerged onto the international scene, and haven't been updated since. Hence figures like the 5'11" height for Kirani James which was probably his height when he was 16 or 17.
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