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The GT discus throwers are training hard in Potchefstroom

For the last two years Daniel Ståhl has won silver medals in both WC and EC as well as that he threw 71.29m during this time and topped the world list three years in a row. His Swedish training partner Simon Pettersson has been in the shadow behind Daniel but was in the final in both championships as well, 11th in WC in London and 4th in EC in Berlin. His personal record stands at 65.84m.

Both are now with the GT Group on a training camp in Potchefstroom, S-Africa. It is going well for both Daniel and Simon and we are expecting new PB´s in 2019.

Jakob Gardenkrans the 22 year old super talent from Sweden is also here and works hard on getting better as well, coming into the 2019 with his super long throw of 63.63m.

The veteran over here is Martin Kupper from Estonia that came back this fall into the GT Group and is doing really well and working very well towards probably getting his best season ever in 2019. His PB is 66.67m since 2015 and of course his best championship is the OG in Rio where he was 4th in a very tight competition.

Here down under are some throws from the last few days of the guys.



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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