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Alexandra Tavernier

Alexandra Tavernier

French hammer thrower
Alexandra Tavernier
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro French hammer thrower
Is Athlete Hammer thrower
From France
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 13 December 1993, Annecy
Age 27 years
Star sign Sagittarius
The details (from wikipedia)


Alexandra Tavernier (born 13 December 1993) is a French hammer thrower. She finished sixth at the 2014 European Championships. She won gold medals at the 2015 European U23 Championships and 2012 World Junior Championships.
On August 26, 2015, when she participated at her first world championships, she improved her personal best by 34 cm in qualifying, bringing her personal best to 74.39 m; thus, she qualified for her first world championship final when she was only 21 years old. She was second in the qualifying round. The next day, she won the bronze medal, her first international medal in the senior ranks with a throw at 74.02 meters.
Tavernier took up athletics in 2004 and until 2014 was coached by her father Christophe. Her father and mother are retired hammer throwers, while her younger brother competes at a junior level.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 6th Hammer throw 60.66 m
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st Hammer throw 70.62 m
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland Hammer throw NM
Jeux de la Francophonie Nice, France 3rd Hammer throw 69.95 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 6th Hammer throw 70.32 m
2015 European U23 Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st Hammer throw 72.50 m
World Championships Beijing, China 3rd Hammer throw 74.02 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands Hammer throw NM
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11th (q) Hammer throw 65.18 m

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