CHRIS BENNETT

Born Glasgow, 17 December 1989. Clubs: Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers and Shettleston Harriers. Coach: Mick Jones.

 

Chris Bennett is one of just 5 Scots who have thrown the hammer over 70 metres. Scottish hammer thrower who has progressed through the age-groups setting Scottish records at under-17 and under-20 level. Made a 5-metre improvement in 2011 to take him close to the top of the Scottish rankings and place him in the top 10 in the Commonwealth. In 2013, he bettered 70 metres for the first time. His continued year-on-year development took him to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In 2016, he led the Scottish rankings for the first time with 76.45, won the British Championship and represented GB at the European Championships and Olympic Games.

Honours

British Championships: 1st HT 2016, 3rd HT 2015

UK Under-23 Championships: 1st HT 2011, 3rd HT 2010

England Athletics Under-20 Championships: 3rd HT 2008

AAA Under-17 Championhips: 3rd HT 2006

Scottish Championships: 2nd HT 2009, 2012, 2014; 3rd HT 2010, 2011, 2013

Scottish Under-23 Championships: 1st HT 2010, 2nd HT 2009

Scottish Under-20 Championships: 1st HT 2008, 2nd HT 2006, 2007 (Closed) 1st HT 2007

Scottish Under-17 Championships 1st HT 2006, 2nd HT 2005

Scottish Under-15 Championships: 2nd HT 2004

Representation

Olympic Games - qual HT 2016.

European Championships - 10th HT 2016.

Commonwealth Games - 12th HT 2014.

European Cup Winter Throws - 8th HT 2015, 9th HT 2016.

Records

SCOTTISH OUTDOOR RECORDS

 

Scottish Under 17 Record: Hammer 65.44 (9 September 2006-21 August 2011)

Scottish Under 20 Record: Hammer 64.30 (21 June 2008-6 September 2008)

Scottish Under 20 Record: Hammer 64.52 (6 September 2008)

Scottish Under 20 Record: Hammer 65.06 (6 September 2008-14 September 2008)

Scottish Under 20 Record: Hammer 65.99 (14 September 2008)

Scottish Under 20 Record: Hammer 66.08 (14 September 2008-26 August 2013)

Personal Bests and Progression

PERSONAL BESTS

 

SP 11.64 (2009), DT 29.69 (2010), HT 76.45 (2016)

 

YEAR BY YEAR PERFORMANCES AND RANKING POSITIONS

 

2003 (U15): 4kHT 28.48 (7)

2004 (U15): 1.25kDT 27.26 (19), 4kHT 48.24 (1)

2005 (U17): 5kHT 54.07 (2)

2006 (U17): 5kSP 11.53 (10), 1.5kDT 34.03 (6), 6kHT 55.63 (3 U20), 5kHT 65.44 (1)

2007 (U20): senHT 53.73 (6sen), 6kHT 59.87 (2), 5kHT 63.79

2008: (U20) 6kSP 12.07 (9), senHT 57.15 (7sen), 6kHT 66.08 (1), 5kHT 70.72

2009: HT 59.84 (4), 6kHT 64.05

2010: HT 63.53 (3)

2011: HT 68.84 (3)

2012: SP 11.68 (24), HT 68.08 (3)

2013: HT 71.24 (3)

2014: SP 11.59 (28), HT 72.58 (2)

2015: HT 74.66 (2)

2016: HT 76.45 (1)

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