Aretha Thurmond

USA Track and Field

Aretha Thurmond
  • 1996
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012
Name: Aretha Thurmond
Sport:
Track & Field
Discipline:
Discus
Height:
5’10”
Current Residence: 
Opelika, Ala.
College: 
University of Washington ’98, Sociology

Olympic Experience:

  • 2012 Olympic Games, 25th in discus
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 10th in discus
  • 2004 Olympic Games, 19th in discus
  • 1996 Olympic Games, 34th in discus

Career Highlights:

  • Four-time national outdoor champion (2003-04, 2006, 2008)
  • 2003 Pan American Games, gold
  • 1999 Pan American Games, gold

Fun Facts: Began her career after losing a bet to her physical education teacher.  Advocate for women's health and fitness.

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