Name: Amanda Bingson
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: Hammer Throw
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 195
Current Residence:
Las Vegas, NV
College: UNLV '12

Olympic Experience:
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 13th in qualification
Career Highlights:
  • 2nd at 2012 Olympic Trials
  • 3rd at 2012 NCAA Outdoor
  • 16-time national champion

Fun Facts: Bigson didn’t plan to make the team in 2012 and had her sights set on Rio in 2016 ... She had never heard of the hammer throw in 2008, and only picked up the event in 2009 ... After joining UNLV’s track team as a walk-on, Bingson progressed to win four Mountain West Conference outdoor conference titles ... A friend encouraged her to try the throws, and while she initially wasn’t interested, she saw a cute boy throwing and decided to give it a try. That boy was Ben Jacobs who now plays for the Cleveland Browns ... She majored in sports psychology at UNLV and will complete her degree in the fall of 2012

Learn more: 
USA Track & Field