Like father like daughter: Leigh Petranoff sticks to the Rio plan

Tom Petranoff, whose monster javelin throws helped force a change in the specs, became a great masters thrower for a time. Now he’s pointing his daughter, Leigh, toward the Games. I interviewed Leigh for Times of San Diego. I also called in my chips — assembling some masters friends to form a panel commenting on Leigh’s technique and chances at Rio. Loved their insights and positivity. Leigh is relatively short — 5-7 and 140 pounds — but she has a giant appetite to join her dad as an Olympian. (She also could use some financial help.) Hope she makes it.

Leigh has posted dozens of photos of herself to social media.

Leigh has posted dozens of photos to social media — especially Instagram.

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November 17, 2015

2 Responses

  1. Mike Walker - November 19, 2015

    It is a good video of how elite athletes train. Near the end when it showed her conditioning training, was very good. I don’t coach the jav but her technique looked pretty good. Wish her success in 16

  2. Barry Warmerdam - November 19, 2015

    Nice article, Ken. Thanks for posting.
    Hope she makes it to Rio!

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