Gerd London 2017Gerd Kanter started the season with a win at a legendary Wiesbaden meet in Germany with 65.87. Unfortunately he got a serious injury from that meet and kept him away from throwing over 2 months. Gerd slowly returned to the ring having few meets on 61-62m before the World Championships.

World Championships were held in London and Gerd did something spectacular in the qualification - he threw 63.61m and that quaranteed him 15th consecutive final spot at the major championships since 2005!!! He finished 12th in the final.

Gerd had a great shape after London throwing 64.56m at Skolimowska Memorial and 63.69m at Pärnu throwing meet. All together Gerd had 11 meets this season. As end of season 2017, Gerd had thrown over 60m in 319 meets in a row (it started 20th August 2002). Gerd was ranked as no 12 at World Season list 2017.

Season 2017 competitions

65.87m Werfer-Cup 13.05.2017 Wiesbaden GER
62.35m Castelli 18.07.2017 Bellinzona SUI
61.14m National Championships 23.07.2017 Tallinn EST
61.40m Throwing Meet 29.07.2017 Orimattila FIN
63.61m WCh London Q 4.08.2017 London GBR
60.00m WCh London final 5.08.2017 London GBR
64.56m Skolimowska Memorial 15.08.2017 Warszawa POL
63.69m Rannastaadioni 19.08.2017 Pärnu EST
62.41m Quercia 29.08.2017 Rovereto ITA
61.98m Heitjate Seeriavõistlus 8.09.2017 Kohila EST
61.90m Tõrva-Helme 10.09.2017 Tõrva EST

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