Year of Birth: 1975
Year of Induction: 2017
Jason Tunks was ranked as a top-ten discus thrower in the world for ten consecutive years and holds the Canadian National Record at 67.88m. In 2012, Jason was inducted into the London (Ontario) Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2014, he was inducted into the Canadian Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Some of Jason’s accomplishments from throughout his career include:
- A 9th place finish at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens
- A third-place finish in 1998, and a second-place finish in 2002, both at the Commonwealth Games
- A 6th place finish at the 2000 Olympic Games, with a throw of 65.80. This record remains the best throw of any Canadian Discus thrower to date
- An 11th place in the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, with 62.21m (204.10 ft.) and;
An 8th place finish at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki.
Additionally, he won the Gold medal at the 2003 Pan Am Games and a Bronze medal at the 1999 Pan Am Games.