Robert Harting won today World Championships in Moscow with a 4th round throw of 69.11m. Second was Polish thrower Piotr Malachowski 68.36m and third Gerd Kanter, who won his 9th major championships medal with 65.19m. Congratulations!

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Robert Harting (66.62m), Piotr Malachowski (66.00m) and Gerd Kanter (65.54m) were the only discus throwers today in Moscow to reach the qualification mark of 65.00m.


Tomorrow men discus throwers will start their qualification competition in 2 groups. 30 competitors are in the start list and to qualify to the final, they have to throw 65.00m (or 12 best performers)

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Gerd Kanter had a chance today to visit World Championships throwing Venue at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Here are some photos from the stadium.


Former coach of Gerd Kanter, Uno Ojand is celebrating his 60th birthday today. Uno is a former shot putter, achieving Soviet Union youth record in 1970. Kanter and Ojand cooperation started in 2000.

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Gerd Kanter won his 9th Estonian Championships title today in Tallinn, when he threw 65.99m in the 4th round.



Best throws in 2017

1 Daniel Stahl 71.29
2 Andrius Gudzius 69.21
Fedrick Dacres
4 Mason Finley 68.03
5 Piotr Malachowski 67.68
6 Philip Milanov 67.05
7 Robert Urbanek 66.73
8 Lois M Martinez 66.67
9 Andrew Evans 66.61
10 L Wesshaidinger 66.52


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