It truly was a thrilling start for the Olympic Season in Diamond League Doha. Philip Milanov took the lead on the 5th round with a new NR 67.26m and Piotr Malachowski took the lead back in the 6th round with WL 68.03m.

Victor Hogan was third with 65.59m and was followed by Robert Urbanek 63.13m, Daniel Stahl 64.06m, Axel Härstedt 62.54m, Zoltan Kövago 61.67m and Benn Harradine 61.04m.

VIDEO from the meet


Philip Milanov competed yesterday in Herentals and did an amazing result - 66.88m, just 2cm from his Belgium Record.

Milanov had a good series - besides the SB throw he had 65.99m and 65.32m.
You can check the video from Philip´s Facebook page 

Erik Cadee was second with 59.47m.

fedrick dacres

Young jamaican discus thrower Fedrick Dacres won a meet in La Jolla with a new personal best and WL 68.02m. Fedrick had an amazing series 64.85 65.77 63.42 67.87 WL PB 65.86 68.02 WL PB. He improved his PB by over a meter (previous PB was 66.75m). Another great result from the same meet was second place Daniel Stahl with 66.42m and Matthew Denny 64.13.

Fedrick Dacres 68.02m
Daniel Stahl 66.42m

Daniel Stahl Beijing

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.

Victr hogan

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.

Sam Mattis

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).

Check Sam Mattis 67.45m video from here.

Thank you Priit Tänava for interesting statistics.



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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