FARQUHAR Stuart < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 15 Mar 1982 in Te Aroha, NZL
Height1.87 m
Weight 98 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Leone, two sons and one daughter
Residence Hamilton, NZL
Occupation Athlete, Information Technology
Languages English
Higher education Sport Studies - Waikato Institute of Technology: Hamilton, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began throwing the javelin at age 12.
Club / Team Hamilton City Hawks: New Zealand
Name of coach Debbie Strange [personal]
General Interest
Hobbies Cricket. (iaaf.org, 30 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at his first Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. (iaaf.org, 30 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career Athlete Gavin Lovegrove. "He gave me some very good advice and was certainly a role model and inspiration for me." (iaaf.org, 30 Aug 2010)
Injuries He damaged his ankle in training in the lead-up to the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, People's Republic of China. (nzherald.co.nz, 11 Apr 2016)
Ambitions To compete at his fourth Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. (olympic.org.nz, 01 Jan 2016)
Other information CONTEMPLATION
An ankle injury in 2015 temporarily forced him to consider ending his career before he decided continue on to Rio 2016. "I had a lot of evaluations to make as to whether I carried on competing. I knew that my career had been tough on my family, but the 'what if' question was the biggest motivation. I knew my age had nothing to do with my performance, because training had been as good, if not better, than previous years." (nzherald.co.nz, 11 Apr 2016)