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Biography

TUNKS Jason

Nationality Canada Flag CAN Canada
Birth Date 07/05/1975
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 2.00/6'6''
Weight (kg / lbs) 122/269
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's Discus Throw
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's Discus Throw

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
21 Mar
12:55
MCG Men's Discus Throw
Qualifying- Group B
Canada Flag CAN  - TUNKS Jason (1) 64.07 Completed
23 Mar
20:45
MCG Men's Discus Throw
Final- Final
Canada Flag CAN  - TUNKS Jason (2) 63.07 Completed

Place Of Birth London, Ontario, Canada
Residence London, Ontario, Canada
Marital Status Married (wife Lieja)
Occupation Athlete
Coach John Allan, Leija Tunks
Club London-Western/Mizuno
Recent Results 8th in the Discus Throw - 63.77m (IAAF World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, 07-Aug-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Silver in the Discus Throw (62.61m)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
Bronze in the Discus Throw (62.22m)
11th in the Shot Put (16.73m)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
16th in the Discus Throw (61.21m)

Sydney 2000
6th in the Discus Throw (65.80m)

Atlanta 1996
competed
Injuries Jason suffered from bone spur problems at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, after entering the competition ranked #1 in the Commonwealth and favourite to win gold.
Other Personal Best:
Discus Throw - 67.88m (Abilene, USA, 14-May-1998)

Season's Best:
1st in the Discus Throw - 66.59m (Leiden, Netherlands, 2005)

World Ranking:
7th in the Discus Throw (as at 31-Oct-2005, IAAF)

Jason's wife Leija Tunks (Koeman) is a Dutch shot putter and was 11th in Athens in the Shot Put.

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