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Friday, 27 June 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-AUSTRALIAN " BENN HARRADINE " IS A DISCUS THROWER WHO WAS SELECTED TO TO COMPETE AT THE 2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS IN BEIJING AND THE 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS IN LONDON : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                      BLACK               SOCIAL              HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Benn Harradine (born 14 October 1982 in Newcastle, New South Wales) is an Australian discus thrower who was selected to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Harradine made the final of the discus at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where he finished eighth. Since then he has broken the Australian record three times, his current personal best being 68.20 metres thrown in Townsville in May 2013.
He is a proud indigenous athlete from the Wotjobaluk tribe in the Wimmera district of Victoria. He cites land rights activist Vincent Lingiari as one of the people he admires.

Achievements


YearCompetitionVenuePositionNotes
Representing  Australia
2006Commonwealth GamesMelbourne, Australia8th58.87 m
2008Olympic GamesBeijingPR China31st58.55 m
2010Continental CupSplitCroatia2nd66.45 m
Commonwealth GamesDelhi, India1st65.45 m
2011World ChampionshipsDaeguSouth Korea5th64.77 m
2012Olympic GamesLondonEngland9th63.59 m
2013World ChampionshipsMoscow, Russia20th59.68 m