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Simon 12 cm from WC Qualification standard

Few weeks ago Simon Pettersson threw a new PB of 64.77m in Wiesbaden and got 3rd in the meet. Today he improved that mark to 64.88m and is now only 12cm from the WC qualification standard.
Simon won the meet today in the Swedish town Södertälje. Simon has competed in nine outdoor meets so far and the results are like this:
62.24, 63.67, 64.77, 62.74, 62.78, 59.88, 61.01, 62.87, 64.88 and the average is 62.76m. Simon had a PB of 63.10m last year so there is some serious improvement going on here.
Simon has been training very hard for four years now as a discus thrower and is getting very close to be able to compete on the big scene against the best people in the world.
We wish of course that he is going to qualify for the WC when he has come so close twice already. But, the main thing is that he develops as a thrower in every way and will keep on doing that.

Big congratulations to Simon.



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Our athletes in 2018

1 Mesud Pezer 21.15m
2 Marcus Thomsen 19.82m
3 Leif Arrhenius 19.25m
4 Daniel Stahl 18.78m
5 Niklas Arrhenius 18.37m
6 Simon Pettersson 17.50m
7 J. Gardenkrans 16.06m
1 Fanny Roos 18.68m
1 Daniel Stahl 69.72m
2 Simon Pettersson 65.84m
3 J. Gardenkrans 63.63m
4 Nick Percy 63.17m
5 Niklas Arrhenius 61.72m
6 Mesud Pezer 59.42m
1 Fanny Roos 55.79m