American shot putter who won three World Championships and two Olympic medals, including one silver and one bronze. John Godina was born on May 31, 1972 in Oklahoma. He and Geoff Capes both competed in the shot put. He attended the Cheyenne Central High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming and played football. Scroll below and check our most recent updates about John Godina Net Worth, Salary, Biography, Age, Career, Wiki. Also discover more details information about Current Net worth as well as Monthly/Year Salary, Expense, Income Reports!

John Carl Godina (born May 31, 1972) is an American shot putter, whose record includes three World Championship wins and two Olympic medals. He also competes in discus. Godina was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

High school years

While attending Cheyenne Central High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Godina was a letterman in football and outdoor track and field. He was an All-State honoree, and an All-American in both sports.

College years and olympics

At college level, competing for UCLA, he won three outdoor NCAA championship victories, two in discus and one in shot put. His 1995 NCAA Outdoor shot put title was a national record, at the time with a throw of 22.00 meters (72’2.25″). In 1995, he won his first World Championship title in shot put, adding additional titles in 1997, and 2001. In the same discipline, he finished second in the 1996 Olympics and third in the 2000 Olympics. He also qualified to those same Olympics in the Discus, the first American to qualify in both since Bud Houser in 1924 and he finished 8th in the 2004 Olympics in the Shot Put. He retired in 2009 after suffering through injuries at the 2008 Olympic Trials.

Godina is one of the most decorated shot putters in U.S. athletics history. His legacy compares well with Parry O’Brien, who won two Olympic gold medals (1952, 1956) and one silver medal (1960), placed fourth in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and broke the world record 17 times.

Godina was named to the Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame in 2010. His coach Art Venegas was named to the Hall in 2011. He was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

World Throws Center

John has a throwing academy in five different locations, two in California (Sacramento and San Ramon). The other three are located in Arizona (Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale).

Godina trains top international athletes like Vikas Gowda, Suzy Powell and Dan Taylor.


Representing the  United States
1990World Junior ChampionshipsPlovdiv, Bulgaria20th (q)Discus40.88 m
1996Olympic GamesAtlanta, United States2ndShot put20.79 m
1997IAAF Grand Prix FinalFukuoka, Japan3rdDiscus65.56 m
2001World ChampionshipsEdmonton, Canada1stShot put21.87 m
2004Olympic GamesAthens, Greece9thShot put20.19 m

He married Kendra Jordan. He has not shared about He's parent's name. We will update Family, Sibling, Spouse and Children's information. Right now, we don't have much information about Education Life.

First NameJohn
Last NameGodina
ProfessionShot Putter
Age48 years
Birthday & Zodiac
Birth SignGemini
Birth DateMay 31, 1972
BirthdayMay 31
Birth PlaceOklahoma
Height & Weight
Height (Approx.)Not Available
Weight (Approx.)Not Available

He won four gold medals, one silver, and one bronze.

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