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Geoff Capes
(Former Shot Putter, Strongman & Professional Highland Games Competitor)
Geoff Capes
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Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England

While he began his career as a Cambridgeshire Constabulary policeman, Geoff Capes ruled the British shot-putting arena in the 1970s. Apart from being a two-time Commonwealth gold medal winner, he has also won the World’s Strongest Man tag twice and been a seven-time AAA Championship winner.

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Herman Brix
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Birthdate: May 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: February 24, 2007
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Bev Francis
(Powerlifter, Shot put player)
Bev Francis
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Birthdate: February 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Andreas Krieger
(Shot putter)
Andreas Krieger
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Birthdate: July 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany
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Angela Madsen
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Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Xenia, Ohio, United States
Died: June 21, 2020
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Parry O'Brien
(Olympic Athlete)
Parry O'Brien
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Birthdate: January 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: April 21, 2007
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Daniel Ståhl
(Gold medalist Discus thrower at the 2020 Summer Olympics)
Daniel Ståhl
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Birthdate: August 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
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Carl Schuhmann
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Birthdate: May 12, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Münster, Germany
Died: March 24, 1946
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Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen
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Birthdate: April 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Leila Rajabi
(Naturalized Iranian Shot Putter of Belarusian Origin)
Leila Rajabi
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Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus

Leila Rajabi is a shot putter who represented Belarus from 2001 to 2007. Since 2007, she has been representing Iran. Rajabi is best known for winning the silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Leila Rajabi is the current Iranian national record holder in shot put.

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Martin Sheridan
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Birthdate: March 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bohola, Ireland
Died: March 27, 1918
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Bertrand Vili
(Former track and field athlete who competed in the discus throw)
Bertrand Vili
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Birthdate: September 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nouméa, New Caledonia
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Nadzeya Astapchuk
(Belarusian Shot Putter Who Was Stripped of Olympic Gold Medal After Failing a Drug Test)
Nadzeya Astapchuk
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Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stolin, Belarus

Nadzeya Astapchuk is a Belarusian shot putter who was stripped of many titles including an Olympic gold medal for failing a drug test. The World Athletics disqualified all her results since August 2005, costing her the world championship title among other prestigious titles. Prior to her disqualifications, Nadzeya Astapchuk had won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships.

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Murlikant Petkar
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Birthplace: Kanderi, Uttarakhand, India

Murlikant Petkar created history by becoming India’s first Paralympic gold medal winner. The Padma Shri-winning swimmer was initially an army man and boxer but became a paraplegic after an attack during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. Apart from swimming, he was also skilled in other sports such as table tennis and javelin.

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Bob Bertemes
(Shot putter)
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Birthdate: May 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Natallia Mikhnevich
(Belarusian Shotputter Who was Stripped of Her Olympic Silver After Re-analysis of Her Drug Sample Tested Positive)
Natallia Mikhnevich
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Birthdate: May 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nevinnomyssk, Russia

Belarusian shot putter Natallia Mikhnevich clinched first position in several competitions including in European U23 Championships (2003), Universiade (2005), European Championships (2006) and World Athletics Final (2006). She faced a two-year competition ban for using prohibited substance. She was stripped of her 2008 Summer Olympics silver medal in 2016 after re-analysis of her drug sample tested positive for prohibited substances.

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Gael Martin
(Athlete)
Gael Martin
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Birthdate: August 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Gael Martin is a former Australian athlete. She excelled in the shot put and the discus throw and also had a career in powerlifting. She received the bronze medal in women's shot put at the 1984 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Australian to win an Olympic medal in a throwing event. She was coached by Franz Stampfl. 

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Jack Torrance
(Football Player)
Jack Torrance
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Birthdate: June 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oak Grove, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 10, 1969
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Abdelrahman Mahmoud
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Birthdate: January 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bahrain
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Aliona Dubitskaya
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Birthdate: January 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belarus
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Daniela Costian
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Birthdate: April 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania

Daniela Costian made headlines when she became the first discus thrower from Australia to earn an Olympic medal, with her bronze in Barcelona in 1992. She has a World Championship silver and a Commonwealth Games gold in her kitty, too. A Romanian by birth, she took up an Australian citizenship later.

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Tamara Tyshkevich
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Birthdate: March 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vitebsk Region, Belarus
Died: December 27, 1997
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Stephanie Storp
(Athletes)
Stephanie Storp
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Birthdate: November 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
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Natalija Eder
(Javelin throw)
Natalija Eder
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Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya
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Birthdate: December 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belarus
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Tamara Sivakova
(Discus throw)
Tamara Sivakova
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Birthdate: August 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mogilev, Belarus
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Viktoryia Kolb
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Birthdate: October 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baranavichy, Belarus
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Alena Pasechnik
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Birthdate: April 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belarusi
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