Name: Rudy Winkler
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Hammer Throw
Height: 6-2
DOB: 12/6/1994
Birthplace: Albany, N.Y.
Hometown: Sand Lake, N.Y.
High School: Averill Park High School (Averill Park, N.Y.) ’13
College: Cornell University ‘17, Information Science
Team/Club: Tracksmith / New York Athletic Club
Coach(es): Paddy McGrath
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 7th (hammer throw)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 18th (hammer throw)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 11th (hammer throw)
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2019
  • Top Finish: 11th – 2019 (hammer throw)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships, 11th
Personal: Son of David and Wendalyn Winkler...Has two brothers, Chase and Dane, and three sisters, Bayly, Carey and Laney...Learned hammer throw in his backyard...Hobbies include reading, cooking, yoyoing and playing bass guitar.