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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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Mesud to the final in Berlin

Global Throwing is at European Championships in Berlin. Today was held the shot put qualification on the streets of Berlin - huge arena was set up next Kaiser-Wilhelm Church and there were a lot people who cheered for everybody.

Mesud Pezer was in the first qualification group and threw 20.16m, that gave him 7th position overall in 2 groups. Mesud also had 19.59m and 19.96m that would have secured the spot on the final.

Marcus Thomsen was the youngest shot putter today in the circle - he started with 19.44m, then 19.59m and 19.58m. Very strong meet for the young Norwegian. 19.59m was enough for 16th position, but the final was just 11cm away. Very strong competition for Marcus at his first major championships.

Final will be held tomorrow evening at Berlin Olympic Stadium.


European Shot Put Conference takes place in Tallinn, Estonia from 8-10 November 2019 and will be highlighted by lectures and practical demonstrations from some of the most renowned athletes and coaches associated with the event. Click here for programme and registration info.


Our athletes in 2019

1 Daniel Stahl 71.86m
2 Simon Pettersson 66.39m
3 Martin Kupper 65.30m
4 Niklas Arrhenius 64.56m
5 Nick Percy 62.09m
6 J Gardenkrans 59.50m
7 Mesud Pezer 57.31m
8 Marcus Thomsen 48.55m
1 Fanny Roos 56.89m
1 Mesud Pezer 21.48m
2 Kristo Galeta 20.76m
3 Marcus Thomsen 20.59m
4 Niklas Arrhenius 18.73m
1 Fanny Roos 19.06m
1 Nick Percy 20.52m