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Medal record

Primož Kozmus at the 2007 World Championships
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Slovenia
Olympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing Hammer throw
World Championships
Gold 2009 Berlin Hammer throw
Silver 2007 Osaka Hammer throw

Primož Kozmus (born September 30, 1979 in Novo Mesto) is a Slovenian hammer thrower and the current Olympic and World champion. His gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2009 World Championships in Berlin made him the first ever Slovenian athlete to win both titles.[1]

His personal best throw and Slovenian record is 82.58 metres, achieved in September 2009 in Celje, Slovenia.

On 8 October 2009, Kozmus unexpectedly announced his retirement from athletics.[2]


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 36th
2001 Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 5th
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 25th
2003 World Championship Paris, France 5th
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 6th
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 4th
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 8th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 6th
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 1st
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st 79.80 m


Preceded by
Matic Osovnikar
Slovenian Sportsman of the year
Succeeded by


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