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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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Last training session with GERD KANTER

Vésteinn Hafsteinsson and Gerd Kanter started their cooperation in 2000! Their successful cooperation produced 8 major championships medals, including World Champion and Olympic Champion title. They ended their cooperation in 2012 after winning a bronze medal at London Olympics 2012. Now, 6 years later, Gerd has decided to end his career and yesterday Vésteinn and Gerd had their last training session together. There was a lot of fun with old stories, technique nuances and of course throwing the disc very far!

Gerd will have the last competiton in his career this Thursday in Tallinn. Among others, Daniel Stahl and Simon Pettersson from Global Throwing will compete also. Other athletes in the ring are Andrius Gydzius, Fedrick Dacres, Martin Kupper, Piotr Malachowski, Robert Urbanek, Daniel Jasinski, Martin Wierig, Hanner Kirchler and Ola Stunes Isene. Honorary guest Robert Harting.

Estonian National TV will have a live coverage from the meet. Meet starts 17:00pm local time. Link for the meet

Prior to Kanter’s farewell competition, there will be a special ‘Gerd Kanter Legacy’ conference held at the Tallinn Film Museum at 5.00pm on 12 September. The conference will be conducted entirely in English and all of the speakers invited to participate have been influential in shaping Kanter’s long and distinguished career.

Athletics enthusiasts, media representatives, coaches, sportspeople and young athletes will find the conference particularly insightful and are invited to attend. The conference will be streamed online by Estonian Broadcast Television and viewers can watch the conference on a non-geoblocked stream from 5.00pm local time tomorrow -


World class lectures in throwing events! More info here.

Our athletes in 2020

1 Daniel Ståhl 71.37m  
2 Simon Pettersson 67.72m  
3 Niklas Arrhenius 66.46m  
4 S. M. Skagestad 63.35m  
5 Nick Percy 63.02m  
6 J. Gardenkrans 60.40m  
1 Fanny Roos 55.33m  
2 Daniella Persson 50.97m  
1 Marcus Thomsen 21.03m  
2 S. M. Skagestad 17.15m  
1 Fanny Roos 18.77m