Estonia´s Gerd Kanter won the men´s discus qualification with a throw of 66.39m. He had two fouls before the effort so he really made his fans nervous.
Second best in qualification rounds was the reigning World and European Champion Robert Harting with a throw of 66.22m. He was followed by Jorge Y. Fernandez (CUB) 65.34m, Lawrence Okoye in front of his homecrowd 65.28m, India´s Vikas Cowda 65.20m, Iran´s Ehsan Hadadi 65.19m.
The level was high as there were 6 who threw over 65 meters (Q).
Piotr Malachowski and Virgilijus Alekna both also qualified for the final – 64.65m and 63.88m.
Qual. rule was qualification standard 65.00m or at least best 12 qualified.
Startlist for the final:
Gerd Kanter – EST – 66.39m Q
Robert Harting – GER – 66.22m Q
Jorge Y. Fernandez – CUB – 65.34m Q
Lawrence Okoye – GBR – 65.28m Q
Vikas Cowda – IND – 65.20m Q
Ehsan Hadadi – IRI – 65.19m Q
Piotr Malachowski – POL – 64.65m Q
Martin Wierig – GER – 64.13m Q
Benn Harradine – AUS – 64.00m Q
Virgilijus Alekna – 63.88m Q
Yennifer Frank Casanas – ESP – 63.76m Q
Erik Cadée – NED – 63.55m Q