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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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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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CONFERENCE

European Shot Put Conference takes place in Tallinn, Estonia from 8-10 November 2019 and will be highlighted by lectures and practical demonstrations from some of the most renowned athletes and coaches associated with the event. Click here for programme and registration info.

 

Our athletes in 2019

DISCUS THROW
1 Martin Kupper 62.11m
2 Nick Percy 62.09m
3 J Gardenkrans 55.91m
SHOT PUT
1 Mesud Pezer 21.08m
2 Marcus Thomsen 20.58m
3 Niklas Arrhenius 18.20m
     
1 Fanny Roos 18.61m
WEIGHT THROW
1 Nick Percy 20.52m