Michael Buncic is an American discus thrower who is a two time US Olympian and former NCAA record holder in the men's discus throw. Born to Yugoslavian parents he represented the US in international competition. He participated at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics. In addition he competed in three World Track and Field Championships representing the United States, 1991 Tokyo, Japan, 1993 Stuttgart, Germany, and 1995 Goteborg, Sweden. He is a four time Olympic and World Championship finalist in the Men's Discus Throw.
Buncic had the world's longest Discus Throw for the 1991 season on April 4, 1991, of 227'7" at Fresno, California. He was the US National Champion in 1995. This US championship followed having previously finished as runner-up a total of six times. He retired from competition in 1996.
Buncic competed for the University of Kentucky where he was a multiple SEC Champion, record holder, and All-American in the shot put and discus throw. He represented the US in the World University Games twice; 1985, Kobe, Japan; 1987, Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
He was the US National Junior Champion in the Discus Throw in 1981.
He holds a Masters of Science degree in Molecular Biology from San Jose State University.
Buncic is now a human physiology teacher at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, California.
|Representing the United States|
|1986||Goodwill Games||Moscow, Soviet Union||7th||Discus||61.34 m|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||10th||Discus||62.46 m|
|1990||Goodwill Games||Seattle, United States||3rd||Discus||62.06 m|
|1991||IAAF World Athletics Championships||Tokyo, Japan||5th||Discus||64.20 m|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||18th||Discus||59.12 m|
|1993||IAAF World Athletics Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||8th||Discus|
|1995||IAAF World Athletics Championships||Goteborg, Sweden||11th||Discus|
- This throw took place at the 1987 Modesto Invitational in Modesto CA. The winning throw, it was measured at 214 feet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5ok4pPgVYA