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Dani Stevens

Dani Stevens (Samuels) (athletics) is a two-time gold medal winning discuss thrower. Debuting at the Melbourne 2006 Games as a 17-year-old where she won a bronze medals, Stevens returned at the 2014 Games in Glasgow to claim the gold medal, before returning at the Games on the Gold Coast in 2018 to defend her crown. The feat was another chapter in her stellar career as the Australian discus thrower became the youngest ever female world champion in the discuss event in 2009.

Sport / Discipline

Athletics

Birth Place

Sydney

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

26/05/1988

Age

32

Melbourne, 2006

Glasgow, 2014

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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Additional Information

Languages Spoken:

No

Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

No

Education Details:

B Arts (Western Sydney University (Parramatta, NSW Australia)

Club details:

Westfields Athletics Club

Why did you begin your sport?

Little athletics

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

I go for a light warm up in the morning after breakfast and chill out and watch a movie around lunchtime, usually a light-hearted comedy .

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Winning World Championships in 2009

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

My Coach, Denis Knowles, Hes taught me everything I know. He's been there for me through the highs and lows. He's coached me for 20 years. we have a friendship beyond athletics.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

I love water sports and History.

What is your sporting ambition?

Medal every year up to and including Tokyo. I'd love to win an Olympic Medal.