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Sean Furey
Sean Furey United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Height: 6'2" / 1.88m
  • Weight: 190 lbs / 86.2 kg
  • Born: 8/31/1982
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Career Highlights: Furey is surely among the most academically accomplished U.S. Olympians, having graduated from Dartmouth with an engineering degree and a 3.80 GPA - setting a school record in the javelin along the way. It’s the latter talent that earned him a ticket to London. He threw the Olympic “A” standard in June, tossing the javelin a personal-best 271 feet, 5 inches, for the best showing by an American this year. That put him on the U.S. team even though he finished a disappointing fourth at the Olympic trials. Furey was the 2010 national outdoor champion and the 2011 runner-up, and he advanced out of the preliminary round at the 2009 world championships before finishing 12th. Getting to the finals again figures to be a primary goal in London.
  • Previous Olympics: None
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