Dani Samuels (born 26 May 1988) is an Australiandiscus thrower who in 2009 became the youngest ever female world champion in the event.. Inside Athletics (September, 2009 edition). . Retrieved 7-10-2009.
Her personal best throws are 65.84 m for the discus and 16.30 metres in the shot put.
Samuels was born in 1988 to mother Tracy Samuels and father Mark Samuels. She is the second eldest of 4 children and the family grew up in Merrylands, a suburb of Sydney and started athletics at Greystanes Little Athletics club.
Samuels first attended Merrylands Public School and the school is still proud of her great achievements, she then moved onto Westfields Sports High School as a basketballer before changing to train with her coach Denis Knowles in the Westfields athletic program.