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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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Simon throws a new personal best

He has been struggling all summer due to a groin injury that threw him off technically and he lost his feeling pretty bad for a while. Simon Pettersson had a great year last year and threw 65.84m and got 4th in the EC in Berlin with a 64.55m effort. But this year has been tough. Physically better than ever, bigger, stronger, more explosive but could  not throw, UNTIL, yesterday a new PB 66.39m. WOW. What happened, good conditions? Yes, but he has had that many times before this season without performing. NO, it was a technical change in the start that we came up with two weeks ago that works, back to basics to a similar as Gerd Kanter start, simple where weight goes around the body in the swing but does not shift from left to right. It works for Simon as well as he has been working hard with his mental consultant from SOK, Henrik Gustafsson. It is just about work, work, work and never give up. Simon has had unbelievable patients and has slowly worked himself through this period. He have seldom seen a happier thrower than yesterday.

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Simon on his new PB.


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Our athletes in 2021

1 Daniel Stahl 70.55m  
2 Simon Pettersson 69.48m  
3 S.M. Skagestad 62.99m  
1 Marcus Thomsen 21.09m  
1 Fanny Roos 19.34m