Lukas Weisshaidinger knackt WM- und Olympia-Limit-OeLV-Rekord-Story-465275 630x356px 9fd53ba3b074c2c6e4a34139f1e13f7c  gepa full 5429 gepa 02081412007 jpgYoung thrower Lukas Weißhaidinger from Austria improved national record just by 4cm this weekend - now 67.24m. Lukas improved his previous PB by over 4 meters (previous OB 63.13m).

Austria has now 2 discus throwers in the world season top10 - Gerhard Mayer 67.20m and Lukas with 67.24m

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Gerd Kanter competed today in Kohila, where he threw 66.02m - that means he qualified to world championships in Beijing and also Olympic Games held next year in Rio.

This results gves Gerd 10th position at this season world list. Märt Israel was second with 61.15m

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Valter Kalam Memorial was held in Viljandi this weekend and Gerd Kanter won the meet with 63.85m. It was a perfect sunny day for a meet - unfortunately the wind conditions were tricky and many athletes had problems with it.

Daniel Stahl was leading the competition almost 5 rounds - achieving 62.76m and second position. Martin Kupper was 3rd with 60.17m.

Gerd Kanter 63.85m
Daniel Stahl 62.76m
Martin Kupper 60.17m

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Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter competed yesterday in Budapest, where he got 5th position with a throw of 62.12m. At first, seems like an average result with mediocre position. But this result was another milestone for the Estonian - this 62.12m was 300th time for Gerd Kanter to throw over 60m - extraordinary achievement, that only 7 athletes have accomplished before in history.

It has taken Gerd all together 15 very active competition seasons, to get to this result. First time Gerd threw over 60m was in 15th August 2001, when the had a meet in Tallinn and result was 60.47m. The following years Gerd had an average of 20-27 competitions per season over the magical line (record was 27 competition in 2007 and that included 6 meets over 70m).

Malachowski3Gyulai István Memorial was held yesterday in Hungary Budapest and Malachowski won the meet with 65.17m. He was followed by Zoltan Kövago 63.20m, Ehsan Hadadi 62.58m, Robert Urbanek 62.22m and Gerd Kanter 62.12m.


Diamond League Race continued in Paris and Polish thrower Piotr Malachowski took another win with 65.57m. Malachowski is leading the Diamond Race now with 13 points, Robert Urbanek second with 8 points.

Zoltan Kövago was second with 65.23m, Gerd Kanter third 64.11m and they were followed by Christoph Harting 63.90m, Robert Urbanek 63.48m, Vikas Gowda 63.17m, 

Jason Morgan 62.03m, Philip Milanov 31.31m, Jared Schuurmans 60.61m and Lolasson Djouhan 60.26m.

Video from Paris Diamond League




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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