4 TIME WORLD CHAMPION, 9 OLYMPIC AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS
Owner, Head Coach - Shot Put Specialist, Discus Specialist, Strength Specialist
John Godina is four-time World Champion in the Shot Put as well as having a Discus Throw Personal Best of 69.91 meters (229'2"). After retiring from competition in February of 2009, he expanded his already established training facility into what is today the World Throws Center. He has worked with dozens of athletes over his 15 years as a professional in the sport to help them improve their strength and skill levels. Nine out of ten athletes John has worked with have had personal bests while under his tutelage.
John's vision of a training home for throwers has been realized in the World Throws Center. His relentless drive to improve the environment for an historically under-appreciated group of athletes has resulted in what is quite possibly the only privately owned Olympic training center on earth. As was his original goal, the World Throws Center is a self-sustaining entity designed to stand the test of time - immune to the political winds of change that other training locations and environments are susceptible to.