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"How to Become an Olympic Champion" is a video series by coach Vésteinn Hafsteinsson on example of Discus Throw legend Gerd Kanter. The first video series puts focus on Olympic Lifting for Throwers. Click here for more info.

 

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Global Throwing athletes

Our training center is located in Växjö, Sweden. Currently Vésteinn Hafsteinsson has 7 discus throwers and 3 shot putters in the Global Throwing training group. Check out our instagram page for video updates from the group.

DISCUS THROW
1. Daniel Ståhl PB 71.86m World Champion 2019
2. Simon Pettersson PB 66.93m World Championships finalist '19, '17.
3. Sven Martin Skagestad PB 65.20m  
4. Jakob Gardenkrans PB 63.63m  
5. Niklas Arrhenius PB 66.22m  
6. Nick Percy PB 63.38m  
7. Daniella Persson PB 49.58m  
       
SHOT PUT
1. Fanny Roos PB 19.06m European U23 Champion
2. Marcus Thomsen PB 21.01m European U20 Champion
3. Kristo Galeta PB 20.76m  
       

We also keep a list of our former training group athletes (check it here).

GT EDUCATION


World class lectures in throwing events! More info here.

Global Throwing statistics

Since 2004, our athletes have won 24 medals from major championships

3 from Olympic Games
from World Championships
5 from European Championships
2 from African Championships
5 from World University Games 

National records owned by GT

Gerd Kanter - discus record 73.38m
Daniel Ståhl - discus record 71.89m
Joachim B. Olsen - shot put record 21.63m
Mesud Pezer - shot put record 21.48m
Omar El Ghazaly - discus record 66.58m
Fanny Roos - shot put record 19.06m
Helga M. Þorsteinsdóttir - heptathlon record 5878 points
Vésteinn Hafsteinsson - discus record 67.64m