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Marcus finishes up his amazing season

Marcus Thomsen joined the GT Group in January this year. His PB with the 6kg shot was then 20.30m and with the 7.26 shot was 18.29m. Marcus has worked very hard during the year and has had an amazing season not only with throwing far but also winning meets and performing.

This past weekend he put the 6kg ball for the last time and the result was 20.88m. But Marcus has competed in 11 outdoor meets with the 6kg shot and his PB now is 21.36m.

He won the European U20 title, he won the Nordic U20 title, and he won the Norwegian U20 title. Marcus broke many meets records and won every meet he participated in except Halle even he threw a new PB there.

Marcus improved his PB with the 6kg shot three times during the season and totally 106cm.

He competed once outdoors with the 7.26kg shot as all focus was on the 6kg shot as it was his last year with the junior shot. But, in the Norwegian Championships he used the only opportunity he had with the 7.26kg shot to show what will be coming in the future. Marcus threw the ball 19.40m and improved his PB with 111cm and won the championships.

Marcus Thomsen has turned into being a performer and throws very far in the big meets and wins meets. It is an amazing talent to have. Marcus is also technically very good and he is slowly building up his strength, power and speed that will not be hard for him to do. He has a great future and his goal next year is to qualify for the EC in Berlin. The qualification mark for that meet is 19.90m. It will not be easy but is possible.

The first year with Marcus has been very successful and I am privileged to be able to work with such a great athlete. We congratulate Marcus on his outstanding season.



"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.


Our athletes in 2019

1 Marcus Thomsen 20.58m