Austrian Gerhard Mayer started his outdoor season with an impressive World Lead and National Record 67.20m in Schwechat, Austria. His previous personal best was 65.24m from season 2010.
This superb result gives Gerhard qualification mark for World Championships held this summer in Beijing (mark was 65.00m) and for Rio Olympic 2016 (mark 66.00m).
The living discus legend, Virgilijus Alekna is still throwing - he competed at Vilnius Championships and won the meet with 60.13m. Then man had his first throw over 60 meters in 1992 - that is 24 seasons ago. Just unbelievable situation!
European Throwing Cup Winter is held this weekend in Leiria Portugal - and on the first day, men discus were held. Conditions were superb to throw discus - there was many PB improvements and an amazing competition overall. Martin Kupper won the meet with a new PB and WL of 66.67m.
Second was Andrius Gudzius with 65.51m, third Viktor Butenko 65.44 - all three guys achieving the world championships qualifying mark. Congratulations.
Apostolos Parellis from Cyprus had an amazing 65.04m and 4th position, Axel Härstedt from Sweden wth a new PB 64.69m and fifth position. They were followed by Ercüment Olgundeniz 63.07m, Philip Milanov 62.88m, Erik Cadee 62.30m, Nikolay Sedjuk 62.12m.
Gerd Kanter was in a 3-week camp in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Together with a training partner Märt Israel and coach Indrek Tustit, they had a successful camp. Here are few videos from South-Africa.
Priit Tänava is an athletics statistician, who has helped our team over the years. Priit just finished a 2,5 year-long project, where he collected all over 60m discus throw results - over 26 000 performances in the history of discus throw. It is the most thorough stats database in the world for sure.
Last weekend, Estonia´s best athletes were chosen. 400m hurdle runner Rasmus Mägi won the title - Mägi achieved new Estonian record and silver medal at European Championships in Zürich.
|Lois M Martinez||