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Fatima Whitbread

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Fatima Whitbread (née Vedad; 3 March 1961) is a British retired javelin thrower. She broke the world record with a throw of 77.44 m (254 ft 3⁄4 in) in the qualifying round of the 1986 European Athletics Championships in Stuttgart, and became the first British athlete to set a world record in a throwing event. Whitbread went on to win the European title that year, and took the gold medal at the 1987 World Championships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fatima Whitbread has received more than 1,137,449 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Fatima Whitbread is the 3,118th most popular athlete (down from 2,332nd in 2019), the 6,791st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 6,152nd in 2019) and the 98th most popular British Athlete.

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Among athletes, Fatima Whitbread ranks 3,118 out of 3,059Before her are Karol Zalewski, Hripsime Khurshudyan, Anton Babikov, Wang Yihan, Josip Glasnović, and Óscar Brayson. After her are Peter Kauzer, Annekatrin Thiele, David Payne, Brigitte Yagüe, Fredrik Pettersson, and Aslı Çakır Alptekin.

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Among people born in 1961, Fatima Whitbread ranks 733Before her are Gary Mabbutt, Crystal Bernard, Allen West, Ian Blackford, Kim Turner, and Lisa Lampanelli. After her are Charlie Nicholas, Yvonne McGregor, Brian McDermott, Mitch Gaylord, Ron Brown, and Joe Walsh.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Fatima Whitbread ranks 6,791 out of 7,765Before her are Luke Campbell (1987), Ian Poulter (1976), Hugh Carthy (1994), Dan Evans (1990), James Tavernier (1991), and Garry Monk (1979). After her are Stephen Barclay (1972), Bella Ramsey (2003), Owen Coyle (1966), Stormzy (1993), James Anderson (1982), and Dan Crenshaw (1984).

Among ATHLETES In United Kingdom

Among athletes born in United Kingdom, Fatima Whitbread ranks 98Before her are Steve Backley (1969), Ben Ainslie (1977), Heather Oakes (1959), Roger Black (1966), Kriss Akabusi (1958), and Sally Gunnell (1966). After her are Steve Smith (1973), Jonny Brownlee (1990), Shirley Strong (1958), Kathy Smallwood-Cook (1960), John Regis (1966), and Todd Bennett (1962).

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