Valarie Allman wins Gold for track and field athlete In Tokyo Olympic for Team USA
In her Olympic debut, Valarie Allman brought home the gold medal in the women’s discus throw. Her first attempt traveled 68.98 meters and was enough to secure the gold. She’s the third American woman to win gold in the event, joining Stephanie Brown Trafton from 2008 and Lillian Copeland from 1932. It was the first gold medal in track and field for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics.
Allman won the gold medal in discus on Monday for the first gold in track and field for the U.S. team at the Tokyo Olympics and the first discus medal won by an American woman since 2008.
First place medal Valarie Allman 68.98m
Second place medal Kristin Pudenz 66.86m
Third place medal Yaime Pérez 65.72m
It’s #gold for Valarie Allman of @TeamUSA in the women’s discus throw on her Olympic debut!@WorldAthletics | #StrongerTogether | #Tokyo2020 | #Athletics pic.twitter.com/WeIx1j5Ptx
— Olympics (@Olympics) August 2, 2021
Valarie Carolyn Allman (born February 23, 1995) is an American track and field athlete specializing in the discus throw. She won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Born February 23, 1995 (age 26)
Newark, Delaware, United States
Education Stanford University
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Discus throw
College team Stanford Cardinal
Gold 2020 Tokyo Discus throw
NACAC Championships in Athletics
Silver medal – second place 2018 Toronto Discus
World Junior Championships in Athletics
Silver medal – second place 2014 Eugene Discus
Silver medal – second place 2017 Taipei Discus
Allman was a seven time All-American at Stanford University. She went on to represent her country at the 2017 Summer Universiade, where she won a silver medal, and the 2017 World Championships, where she did not qualify for the final. She was the 2018 National Champion. Also, she earned bronze at the 2018 Athletics World Cup and silver at the 2018 NACAC Championships.
Allman’s personal best in the event is 70.15 m (230 ft 1+3⁄4 in) set at the Ironwood Throws Center Invitational in Rathdrum, Idaho, in 2020.
Before she became one of the world’s best discus throwers, before she overpowered her opponents and braved a rain delay to win an Olympic gold medal at National Stadium on Monday night, Valarie Allman dreamed of being a dancer. https://t.co/TLcOhDYBUb
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 2, 2021
Valarie Allman @vallman123 ❤️?.. pic.twitter.com/m5Jd7eAgIW
— Running ??♂️ with ? Libertad (@ArgentinaCred) August 2, 2021
Le da el oro ? a ??, en lanzamiento de disco.
En sus primeras olimpiadas, con un record de 68. 98 mts.#powerGirl#Tokio2020#Atletismo
— *Moon* (@Luna_Mfitnesss) August 3, 2021
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