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Daniel Swedish Athlete of the Year

Swedish Sports Gala 2017 was held yesterday in Stockholm. Daniel Ståhl had an incrdible season and was nominated as Best Athlete of the year in Sweden. It is a great honour for Daniel and this is what he said:

It is an extremely great honor to get this prize. I want to thank my closest. My family, my outstanding coach Vésteinn Hafsteinnsson, Åke Ruus, my manager Hans Üürike, Axel Bernhult, Thomas Lindell, Jussi Tukiainen, Shaun Pickering, Brothers Niklas and Leif Arrhenius, Swedish Olympic Committee, Swedish Athletics Association, Spårvägen Athletics Club, Stockholm Weightlifting Club, Globalthrowing Training Group. My sponsors and my friends in Sweden and abroad. Without you, I had not been here on the stage today, throwing the Swedish record or taken a medal at the World Championship in London. Thanks. // Ståhlmannen

Video of Daniel speech


"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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