Fatima Whitbread

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Date of Birth March 3, 1961
Place of Birth London, England
Age 59 years old
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Fatima Whitbread

Fatima Whitbread MBE is a female British former javelin thrower. She won the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart, having broken the world record with a throw of 77.44 metres in the qualifying round the previous day. She went on to win the 1987 World Championships in Rome. She is also a two-time Olympic medallist, winning bronze at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and silver at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Her former world record throw makes her one of only two women in history to have thrown the javelin over 75 metres.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): Javelin throw
Personal best(s): 77.44 (1986)
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About Fatima Whitbread

Javelin thrower who won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics.

Before Fame

She was adopted by her javelin coach when she was a kid, and attended Dilkes County Primary School, Culverhouse Secondary School, and Torells School.

Achievement

In 1986 she set a world record for the javelin throw, and the next year she won a gold medal at the World Championships.

Family Life

She had one son with Andrew Norman, whom she was married to from 1997 to 2006.

Associations

She had an ongoing rivalry with Tessa Sanderson.

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