Gerd Kanter last meet 7

There were more than 3000 people at Kadriorg stadium last Thursday, where Gerd Kanter had his last competition. It was the highest-level meet possible, as world season 2018 top 3 best throwers were in Tallinn - Daniel Stahl 69.72m, Fedrick Dacres 69.67m and Andrius Gudzius 69.59m.

Difficult wind conditions influenced the results - top3 were Daniel Stahl 64.91m, Andrius Gudzius 64.89m and Fedrick Dacres 64.76m. They were followed by Robert Urbanek 60.92m, Martin Kupper 60.46m, Gerd Kanter 60.22m, Piotr Malachowski 59.80m, Ola Stune Isene 59.46m, Martin Wierig 59.25m, Simon Pettersson 59.04m, Hannes Kirchler 58.77m and Daniel Jasinski 55.82m. Watch the full meet video here. Full resuts here.

Kanter’s farewell competition on Thursday was preceded by a special Gerd Kanter Legacy Conference at the Tallinn Film Festival which elicited an excellent response among the attendees.

The conference featured an excellent roster of speakers who all had an active role in Kanter’s career including Vésteinn Hafsteinsson, Raul Rebane, Indrek Tustit, Hans Üürike, Magnus Kirt and Robert Harting. Conference was held in english and can be viewed here 

Fedrick Dacres 2018
Diamond Race final was held in Brussels and all the strongest discus throwers were chasing the title. Jamaican Fedrick Dacres opened the meet in the 1st round with 68.67m and that was enough for the win. Dacres dominated the  2018 season Diamond League Meets, winning 4 out of 5 (he was successful in Rome, Stockholm, Paris and Brussels).

World and European Champion Andrius Gudzius was 2nd in Brussels with 67.56m (he also had 67.52m). Daniel Stahl was 3rd with 66.74m. They were followed by Mason Finley 66.09m, Lukas Weisshaidinger 65.66m, Christoph Harting 65.13m, Robert Urbanek 64.03m and Ehsan Hadadi 63.48m.

Daniel Stahl flew from Brussels directly to Finland, where he competed next day at Finnkampen - he won the meet with a 1st round 68.00m. Second was Simon Petterson 63.13m.

Legendary Robert Harting had the last competition of his career yesterday at ISTAF. Christoph Harting won the meet with 65.67m, Robert was 2nd with 64.95m and triple win for Germans was secured by Martin Wierig 63.67m. They were followed by Robert Urbanek 63.20m, Gerd Kanter 62.37m, Hannes Kirchler 60.26m, Piotr Malachowski 60.23m and Daniel Jasinski 58.27m.

Daniel Stahl Berlin 2018

Daniel Stahl won the Swedish National title last weekend in Eskilstuna with a new World Lead 69.72m. He improved the lead by 5cm from Fedrick Dacres 69.67m. Interesting fact is that top3 world longest throws this season has been thrown in Sweden, as both Dacres and Gudzius 69.59m was at Stockholm Diamond League in June.

Check Stahl 69.72m video from here 

Andrijus Gudzius

Kamila Skolimowska memorial was held today in Chorzow Poland and European Champions Andrius Gudzius won the meet with a first round 66.15m throw. Second was Robert Urbanek 64.50m, followed by Gerd Kanter 63.52m, Robert Harting 62.94m, Piotr Malachowski 62.86m and Bartlomiej Stoj 60.69m.

Berlin 2018

European Championships final was held in a very hot conditions - 36 degrees. Reigning world champions Andrius Gudzius won the European title with the last round throw of 68.46m. Silver medal was Daniel Stahl with 68.23m and third Lukas Weisshaidinger 65.13m.

They were followed by Simon Pettersson 64.55m, Gerd Kanter 64.34m, Robert Harting 64.33m, Alex Firfirica 63.73m, Apostolos Parellis 63.62m.

It was last major championships for two discus throw legends - Gerd Kanter and Robert Harting. This was 7th Europeans Championships final for Gerd Kanter. No other athlete has ever achieved that before.

Daniel Stahl Beijing

World Championships silver medallist Daniel Stahl competed last weekend in Karlstad and threw a new Seasonal Best 69.11m. This result is Stahls 3rd best result in his career and also 3rd result this year in the world.

World Champion Andrius Gudzius competed at Lithuanian Championships and won the competition with 67.21m. Gerd Kanter won Estonian Championships and took the 12th national title with 63.44m throw. Lukas Weisshaidinger won nationals with 65.57m and Zoltan Kovago in Hungary with 65.66m

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Best throws in 2018

1 Daniel Stahl 69.72
2 Fedrick Dacres 69.67
3 Andrus Gudzius 69.59
4 Lukas Weisshaidinger 68.98
5 Ehsan Hadadi 68.85
6 Reggie Jaggers 68.61
7 Traves Smikle 67.72
8 Christoph Harting 67.59
9 Mason Finley 67.06
10 Martin Wierig 66.98


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