The men’s discus final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was the 1000th athletics final in Olympic history, and it was won by Daniel Stahl, who has dominated the event for the past few Olympics.
The 28-year-old Swede won the competition with a 68.90-meter throw in the second round, the fourth-longest in Olympic history.
Men’s Discus Throw Final
When Austria’s Lukas Weisshaidinger threw 67.07 metres in the third round, it gave him pause. However, his toughest threat came from training partner Simon Pettersson, who threw 67.39 metres in the fifth round, giving Sweden its first-ever gold and silver medals in the event.
“There was a lot of hard work and fun on the road,” Stahl, who has been the global leader in the event every year since 2016, said. To put it simply: “I couldn’t be more pleased with myself.”
Stahl did not place in the top three in Rio five years ago, but he has steadily improved his consistency over the years, winning silver at the global championships in 2017 and the European championships in 2018, and now the world crown in 2019. Stahl had only two losses in 2020’s 19 competitions, and he has just one loss so far this year out of 13.
Simon, my training partner, has been putting in the time and effort,” Stahl remarked. Also, “I am very proud of our coach (Vesteinn Hafsteinsson) for having faith in us and believing in our abilities.”
Women’s Discus Throw Final
The following are the Monday, August 9th, results of the women’s discus throw final at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
- United States’ Valarie Allman clocked in at 68.98 metres.
- Winner: German’s Kristin Pudenz (66.86)
- Cuban athlete Yaime Perez scored 65.72.
- Croatian swimmer Sandra Perkovic scored 65.01 points.
- Portuguese athlete Liliana Ca, 63.93
- Kamalpreet Kaur (India), 63.70
- Jamaican sprinter Shadae Lawrence, 62.12
- the German’s Marike Steinacker scored a 62.02
- Germany’s Claudine Vita, 61.80
- 61.57 on the Richter scale, Chinese athlete Chen Yang