Jillian Weir competing in hammer throw

Jillian Weir


Jillian Weir made her debut at a major international competition at the 2012 Junior World Championships in the shot put. After transitioning to hammer throw while at university, Weir made her first appearance with the senior national team at the 2017 World Athletics Championships. Earlier that year, she threw a personal best 72.50m at a meet in Tucson, Arizona.

In 2018, Weir competed at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. She went on to win her first Canadian title followed by a silver medal at the NACAC Championships in Toronto. In 2019 she posted an eighth-place finish at the Pan Am Games in Lima.

After not competing in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Weir threw a season high 72.29m in April 2021. She made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 where her 19th-place finish was the second-best all-time by a Canadian woman in the hammer throw.  

Weir competed collegiately for the University of Oregon where she was a two-time All-American. She won the 2014 PAC-12 Championships and finished a career best fourth at the NCAA Championships in 2015. While at Oregon, Weir represented Canada at the 2013 Universiade and 2014 NACAC U23 Championships, winning a silver medal at the latter.

A Little More About Jillian

Getting into the Sport: Started competing in track and field in grade six, doing some throwing, running and jumping events but didn’t start throwing hammer until university… Outside Interests: Enjoys playing board games or cards with teammates… Graduated from the University of Oregon in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science… Odds and Ends: Father Robert Weir was a three-time Olympian for Great Britain in discus and hammer throw… She attended Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 to watch her father compete… Favourite motto: It is your commitment to the process that will determine your progress…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2020 TokyoAthleticsHammer Throw - Women19

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 19th (hammer throw)

Pan American Games: 2019 - 8th (hammer throw)

Commonwealth Championships: 2018 - NM (hammer throw)

FISU Universiade: 2013 - NM (hammer throw)

World Athletics Championships: 2017 - NM (hammer throw)

World Athletics Championships (junior): 2012 - 22nd (shot put)

NACAC Championships: 2018 - SILVER (hammer throw)

NACAC Championships (U23): 2014 - SILVER (hammer throw)