Final of the Discus Throw at the Athletics World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on February 22. On his sixth and final attempt, Christian Cech (23-Slovenia) threw 70m02. No athlete in history has ever thrown over 70 meters in an international men’s discus competition and not won. But perhaps knowing what was to come, Cech did not celebrate and returned to his seat in silence. Then, on his sixth attempt, Daniel Stahl (32-Sweden) showed tremendous strength. He threw 71m46, more than a meter better than Cech. A new meet record. Stahl was overjoyed as the record stood, his broad shoulders spread wide. “I was 1000% focused after Cech went over 70 meters,” he said, calling it “the best performance of my life.”토토사이트
Stahl didn’t start out on top. In fact, it was quite the opposite. He finished 16th at the 2009 U-20 World Championships, his first international event, and hasn’t been in the top 10 since. She switched to the shot put for two years, but her results weren’t great. In 2012, at age 21, Stahl vowed to start from scratch. He joined the coaching staff of Vestin Halfstaensson (63, Iceland), who had trained several Olympic medalists, and built from the ground up.
After years of hard work, she progressed to fifth place at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, silver at the 2017 World Championships in London, and finally gold at the 2019 World Championships in Doha. It was 10 years after her international debut. She went on to become a gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “I’m a multiple-time champion, and I couldn’t be happier,” Stahl said.
Shackary Richardson (23-USA) won the women’s 100 meters in 10.65 seconds. Richardson has been at the center of controversy since she was a promising young athlete. She won the trials for the U.S. team at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, but was later withdrawn after testing positive for marijuana. Richardson admitted it was due to the death of her mother. Richardson competed in the final on lane nine, which was unfavorable due to its remote location. She got off to a slow start, but used her trademark explosive power to come from behind and finish first. A personal best and a world championships best. Shericka Jackson (29) was second in 10.72, while five-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (36-plus Jamaica) was third in 10.77. “There are good days and there are bad days,” Richardson said. The sun doesn’t shine every day, but that’s why I love the next day.”
Grant Holloway (25-USA) won the men’s 110-meter hurdles in 12.96 for his third consecutive title. “I can’t wait to take this win to Paris next year,” he said.