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Stupid stuff in Continental Cup

Daniel Ståhl missed all his three throws in the Continental Cup and ended up 5th in the meet with 64.84m even he had the 3rd farthest result. It was unexpected and disappointing.

IAAF is trying to cut our sport down all the time in some desperate attempt to make it more interesting. They do everything to make it smaller, the 30 second rule, fewer attempts and now this BS where the own team mates cut out each other in the first three rounds. And then suddenly you have to throw far in the fourth round to make some final one on one in the last round.

I thought team competition was about the best team but the team members eliminate each other in this meet and then I also thought that throwing was about throwing far but not specifically in any round as here in this meet. This is some kind of circus that has nothing to do with the origin of our sport.

I feel for the athletes, they are the losers here. I feel even worse for the long distance runners that are being taken off the track and do not get to finish their race. And when that happened their name came up on four screens on the track to make sure that everyone new that they had been taken off. It must have been a terrible experience for them.

It was a sad day for our sport and IAAF should be ashamed of this.



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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