Swedish thrower Daniel Ståhl opened his season in Salinas USA and won the meet with 66.74m. This result gives him 3rd position at the world season list and it is only 15cm from his personal best thrown in 2014.
As the meet only measured the longest throw, then we only know his 3rd round exactly 66.74m. Other throws in the series were around: 64,5, 63, 66.74, foul, 65 and 66 meters.
Other results from Szombathely Hungary, where Mahmoud Samimi improved his PB to 65.00m exactly.
Victor Hogan competed few days ago at National Championships in Stellenbosch SA and threw a new PB and World Lead 67.62.
His previous PB 65.33m was achieved in 2013.
Another crazy result from USA - Brian Williams improved his PB 63.23m. At first it does not seem something special, but interesting fact is that his PB before that meet was only 55.71m. At this level, no other athlete has ever improved more meters in the PB than Brian (7m and 52cm).
Fedrick Dacres competed today in Kingston Jamaica and improved his SB to 63.88m.
Young American discus thrower Sam Mattis took the world lead with an amazing 67.45m. At Philadelphia College Classic, Sam had an amazing series - 67.45, 63.28, x, x, 66.51 and 67.21.
His previous PB was 62.48m from season 2015. That means he improved PB 4m and 97cm. It is a rare occiasion on that high level to improve so many meters. Only 7 discus throwers in the history have improved their PB more 5m during a competition. For example, Mike Hoffman improved his PB from 58.70m to 65.84m in 1971 in Lancaster California (7.14m improvement).
Thank you Priit Tänava for interesting statistics.
ISTAF Indoor competition was held last Saturday in Berlin and Olympic Champion Robert Harting finally did his comeback. He won the meet with a last round throw of 64.81m, beating his younger brother Christoph, who achieved 64.34m.
They were followed by Philip Milanov 64.16m and Fedrick Dacres 63.40m, both men achieved their national records indoors. Video from the meet.
Congratulations to Robert and it is good to see you back in the ring!
Estonian Athletic Federation hosted last Friday their annual end of year gala. Best male and female athletes were chosen and Gerd Kanter achieved his 8th title in this category. Best female athlete was hepathlete Grit Šadeiko.
Check out all nominees from Estonian Athletics federation homepage
World Military Games are being held in Mungyeong, South-Korea at the moment and men discus final was held today. Zoltan Kövago won the title with impressive 66.01m throw, he also had 65.47m in 5th round. Piotr Malachowski won silver with 62.12m and Mahmoud Samimi bronze with 60.97m.
Martin Kupper was 4th 60.92m, David Wrobel 5th 60.02m.
All results from here
|Lois M Martinez||