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World leading throw for Daniel

Daniel Ståhl threw 69.72m today in the Swedish Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden. This is second best performance ever after his huge Swedish Record in 2017 when he threw 71.29m in Sollentuna, Sweden.

Daniel hit a big throw and won his fourth Swedish title in the discus in a row. This throw today was also a world leading mark for the year 2018. If nobody else throws farther this year then this is the 3rd year in a row that Daniel leads the world list.

Simon Pettersson was second in the meet today with a 63.37m throw. It was very good as he had one very bad meet in Norway leading up to this and lost his rhythm and focus a bit so this today was great in relation to that. Still, Simon has a longer throw in his body and if it does not come this year it will come early next year.

Jakob Gardenkarns hit only one good throw today but it is better than people maybe think. The young Swede has had a tough year after hitting a big 63.63m PB earlier on this spring. It has been tough for Jakob to live up to that mark. But in his last practice before this weekend he had his best practice of the whole summer. And in the warm up he threw around 59-60m. In the meet he hit the first throw well and then he had another one maybe a meter farther that he fouled a bit. Still 57.84m and 4th pace is great for Jakob and I am very proud of him.

But, today was Daniel on and a we congratulate him on his gold medal and on his big throw.


SVT video of the 69.72m here


"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 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