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).
Gyulai 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.
Quite remarkable competition was held today in Poland - Odras River Cup is meet, where the throwing ring is on one side of the river and the landing area on the other side. Gerd Kanter had a very good series today and won the meet with 64.70m. Piotr Malachowski was second with just 1cm behind - achieving 64.69m. Robert Urbanek third with 62.20m.
Gerd Kanter series was 64.23, 64.70, 64.62, 64.38, 63.49, 63.14.
Zoltan Kövago competed on 17th June in Szombathely Hungary and won the meet with 67.39m. This result gives him 3rd position at the world season list.
Another great result is coming from the States - Jared Schuurmans threw a new personal best 66.10m in Claremont CA.
Gerd Kanter competed today in Tartu Estonia at Gustav Sule Memorial. He achieved new seasonal best on fifth round 63.27m.
Second was Daniel Stahl 61.23m, third Andrius Gudzius 60.99, fourth Märt Israel 60.07m and fifth Martin Kupper 60.03m.
|Lois M Martinez||