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Finnkampen

The meet Sweden vs Finland is an annual meet and is called Finnkampen. Three athletes’ men and women from each country compete. It is one of the longest living national dual meet in the world and very important in both countries.

Fanny Roos competed on Friday, right at the same time as Daniel Ståhl was competing in Brussels in the DL final. Then Fanny got second place in her B event discus and threw 55.79m. This was her second PB in one week as she threw a PB also the weekend earlier, 55.11m at the Swedish Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

The day after Daniel flew in from Brussels and won the discus with his first round throw of 68.00m. Amazing result and more than a meter farther than he did in the DL final the day before. Daniel loves to compete in Finland that is his second country as his mom is from there. He talks Finish and just loves Finland. He really did not care that the travel took all day and then one flight was delayed so he had to take a taxi the last route about 180km. Daniel came one or two hours before the meet after travelling all day and bomb 68m in the first round. What an attitude, I love it. His sixth meet of the year over 68m.

Simon Pettersson had 63.16m in the meet and got second as he was supposed to. Got valuable points for Sweden in the meet and did his job. Simon has his last meet of the year in Zagreb on Tuesday. He has had a great season so far but can still throw a PB if he would hit his technique a little better; the shape is still very good.

Fanny finished up her weekend in Finland with winning her A event, shot put with a good 17.95m throw. She did not really hit it but good enough to win.

Outstanding meet for the GT Group athletes, we congratulate them.

VH

 

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Our athletes in 2018

SHOT PUT
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
     
DISCUS THROW
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