Jason Tunks (born May 7, 1975 in London, Ontario/6’6″ 270 lbs.) is a three-time Olympian and five-time World Championship competitor. He set the Canadian national discus record at 67.88m (222′ 8″) in 1998. The owner of Olympic Fitness in London ranked as a top-ten discus thrower in the world for ten consecutive seasons. Tunks’ last serious competition was in 2011.
What do you need to work on, improve?
I honestly need to rebuild the entire throw. I have been away from the event so long I have many issues. First things first- my entry and keeping my hips under me while I enter the middle.
Where will you be living this winter?
I live and train in London Ontario.
Who are you training with?
I train alone; lifting and throwing.
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice?
I take roughly 100 throws a week. At 40 years old I’ve done the work. I honestly don’t think it will require beating myself to death anymore.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
Deep squats, bench press, snatch, high pulls and heavy barbell rows.
Do you see your coach much?
I see coach twice a week.
Who is your coach?
John Allan, since I was 16-years old.
Are you going to try anything new this off-season?
Yes, change my entry, since I’m slower and less flexible I need to develop positions I can possibly throw far from.
What will you do to relax?
Usually time with my kids. Playing games, ect.
I will be at the Ciarelli Clinic in Febuary, Las Vegas in March and something in summer.
When do you plan to compete again?
Unsure, perhaps late-April.
What are you goals for 2015 and 2016?
I honestly don’t know what I’m capable of anymore. I’d like to throw 62m-64m this season. Long term, I would like to qualify for the Olympic Games, that is my main focus.