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Good meet for Daniel and Simon in Sollentuna

For the 4th year in a row Daniel Ståhl won the discus throwing competition in Solluntuna FGP meet in Stockholm with 66.17m. Daniel is getting in his best shape ever, very strong and big and throwing better also. He is still missing it a little technically but it is getting closer and closer with more training and lots of meets. Daniel will be ready to throw very, very far at the EC in Berlin in August. I was super happy that he won the meet tonight, his second win of the year so far.

Simon Pettersson got 3rd in the meet with a good throw of 63.21m and put many very good throwers behind him tonight. Super good performance from Simon as usually and he just gets better and better. Simon is still not hitting it perfectly so there is more to come from him and very exciting to see if he can reach 66-67m soon and get into the top 8 at the EC in Berlin. As he is throwing now he should.

Jakob Gardenkrans has been struggling lately both with tehchnique and feeling and has mostly thrown around 55m or so in the last few meets. Tonight it was tough to throw so of these 55m meets this one was for sure his best. Jakob is young and he is learning, his time will come and all this experience of ups and downs for him is just going to strengthen him in for the future.

It was nice to see Gerd Kanter compete against my younger athletes. I remember few years ago here in Sollentuna with over 68m throw. Gerd is finishing up his career this year as he is 39 years old and I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with him for 12 years. Gerd had around 60m tonight and tried hard and screamed a lot as usually, it made me feel good to see him in action.



"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