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Gerd Kanter’s farewell competition and conference

There were more than 3000 people at Kadriorg stadium last Thursday, where Gerd Kanter had his last competition. It was the highest-level meet possible, as world season 2018 top 3 best throwers were in Tallinn - Daniel Stahl 69.72m, Fedrick Dacres 69.67m and Andrius Gudzius 69.59m.

Difficult wind conditions influenced the results - top3 were Daniel Stahl 64.91m, Andrius Gudzius 64.89m and Fedrick Dacres 64.76m. They were followed by Robert Urbanek 60.92m, Martin Kupper 60.46m, Gerd Kanter 60.22m, Piotr Malachowski 59.80m, Ola Stune Isene 59.46m, Martin Wierig 59.25m, Simon Pettersson 59.04m, Hannes Kirchler 58.77m and Daniel Jasinski 55.82m. Long video from the meet can be viewed here.

Kanter’s farewell competition on Thursday was preceded by a special Gerd Kanter Legacy Conference at the Tallinn Film Festival which elicited an excellent response among the attendees.

The conference featured an excellent roster of speakers who all had an active role in Kanter’s career including Vésteinn Hafsteinsson, Raul Rebane, Indrek Tustit, Hans Üürike, Magnus Kirt and Robert Harting. Conference was held in english and can be viewed 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 2019

1 Mesud Pezer 20.70m
2 Marcus Thomsen 20.58m
1 Fanny Roos 18.61m