Jim Steacy made his second consecutive Olympic Games appearance in the hammer throw event. In 2008, he had a top-12 finish in Beijing and became the first Canadian in 84 years to reach the Olympic hammer throw final.
The 2007 Pan American Games champion also holds a silver medal from the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Steacy is an eight-time hammer throw champion at the Canadian Track and Field Championships winning every year consecutively from 2004 to 2012, except for 2010 due to injury.
- 2007 Pan Am Games champion
- 2006 Commonwealth Games silver medallist
- At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, he failed to make the 12-man final
- He is the first Canadian to compete in the Olympic men’s hammer throw since John Murdoch placed eighth in the 1924 Olympic Games
- Won his fifth consecutive national title at the 2008 Canadian Championships (and Olympic Trials)
|2007 Rio de Janeiro||Athletics||Hammer Throw - M||Gold|
|2008 Beijing||Athletics||Hammer Throw - M||Moved up 2 places after two BLR doping disqualifications.|
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