Andrijus Gudzius

Andrius Gudžius competed at his hometown in Kaunas in a freezing weather (4 deg C). This did not stop the young Lithuanian of throwing a new PB of 67.38m.

Andrius previous PB was 66.11m from season 2014. 67.38m gives him 2nd position at the world season list. Only Fedrick Dacres have thrown further this season - 68.88m.

andrew evans

Young American thrower Andrew Evans opened his 2017 season with a World Championships qualifier 65.38m. This gives him 5th position at the world season list.

Sam Mattis was 2nd with 63.38m, followed by Niklas Arrhenius 61.76m, Jared Schuurmans 61.70m, Rodney Brown 61.50m and Mario Cota 60.83m.

fedrick dacres

World Season Leader Fedrick Dacres competed this weekend at UWI Mona Invitational meet in Kingston and won the meet with 66.38m. Dacres aso won the men shot put with new PB 19.78m.

Dacres has competed this season already 5 times and the highlights are 2 National Records of 68.87m in January and 68.88m on early February.

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Fedrick Dacres competed this weekend at Excelsior High School stadium in Kingston and won the meet with new Jamaican Nationa Record and World Lead 68.88m.

Dacres started the competition with 64.97m, followed by 65.80m, 66.83m and 65.10m. Then he had his third best throw ever 67.10m in the 5th round. But the show was over, as on the 6th round the fast Jamaican had the thrw of his lifetime - 68.88m is the new Jamaican record and World Lead. Second was Travis Smikle with 61.98m and third Chad Wright 58.50m.

68.88m gives Fedrick 41st position at Discus all-time best results, just passing Jarred Rome 68.76m and Daniel Stahl 68.72m.

Daniel Stahl2016

Young Swedish athlete Daniel Stahl competed this weekend in Tampere Finland at Indoor Match called Nordenkampen. Stahl had an amazing result of 66.90m - this is all-time second best result ever thrown indoors and only Gerd Kanter have thrown further (69.51m in 2009). Third at this list is Jürgen Schult, who threw 66.20m indoors in 1980. Video of the 66.90m throw here.

Stahl also improved his shot put PB to 19.60m at the same meet.

Olympic Champion Christoph Harting opened his season at ISTAF Indoor meet, where he won the meet with 63.84m.

fedrick dacres

Fedrick Dacres competed yesterday at Big Shot Invitational meet, where he won the meet with new NR 68.67m.

Awesome start for the season and impressive series 64.31, 66.65, 65.91, 67.04, 68.67, X.

Fedrick´s previous PB was 68.02m thrown in spring 2016. Jamaicas previous NR was 68.19m by Jason Morgan.

Congratulations Fedrick!

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Best throws in 2017

1 Daniel Stahl 71.29
2 Andrius Gudzius 69.21
3
Fedrick Dacres
68.88
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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