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Donna Mayhew

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDonna Lee•Mayhew
Used nameDonna•Mayhew
Born20 June 1960 in Dupont, Pennsylvania (USA)
Measurements160 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSouth Bay Track Club, Torrance (USA) / Nike Coast Track Club, (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Donna Mayhew competed at two Olympic Games as a javelin thrower, finishing 7th in 1988 and 12th in 1992. She was a silver medalist at the 1991 Pan American Games, and competed at the 1991 World Championships, where she did not make the final. Mayhew was sixth in the javelin at the 1989 World Cup.

Mayhew competed for the University of Arizona, graduating in 1985. She was third in the javelin at the 1983 NCAA Meet. She was a five-time US Champion, winning the javelin title in 1988 and 1992-95, also winning the US Olympic Trials in 1988 and 1992.

Personal Best: JT – 63.66 (1988).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 7 Representing United States    
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 12 Representing United States    

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