James Campbell (athlete)

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James Edward Campbell (born 1 April 1988[1] in Cheltenham, England[2]) is a Great British and Scottish track and field athlete.

Campbell set the Scottish record in the javelin throw in 2006, throwing for a distance of 73.18 metres (240.1 ft) at the World Junior Championships in Beijing, ranking him 8th (junior) in the world. In 2009 Campbell improved his lifetime best to 76.71 to set his 3rd National record of his career.

At the Commonwealth Games trials, just weeks after he became UK Champion in 2010, Campbell became only the 10th Briton and 3rd British Under 23 to ever throw over 80m recording a new Scottish National Record and a lifetime best of 80.38.[3]

Campbell also won a gold medal in the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games,[3] and he was recognized as Scotland's Athlete of the Games.[4]


  1. "United Kingdom All Time Lists: Men's Index (as at 25/03/06)" (PDF). gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 25 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2014 CWG profile
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Javelin Thrower James Campbell Sets New Scottish Record of 76.71m". Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland. 2008. Retrieved 18 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Christmas celebrations for Youth Games athletes" (Press release). SportScotland. 22 December 2004. Retrieved 18 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Goldthorp, Craig (9 July 2008). "Olympic dream". Lanark Gazette.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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