Couple of weeks ago the Australian discus thrower Julian Wruck put his lifestory together and let us publish it on Throwholics: “Thunder From Down Under – Julian Wruck’s Lifestory“. Now the Aussie made some noise again and we had to write about it.
Julian Wruck won the Claremont Throws Meet with impressive 68,16m (223′ 7″) which is a new PB by almost 2m! He also fouled a big one which was just out of curiosity measured with 69,23m (227′ 1″).
Now Australia has two top elite discus throwers in the world ranking. Besides Benn Harradine, who threw a national record of 68,20m (223′ 7″) in Townsvill last month, Wruck has joined him in the top ranking placed 4th.
Only the Olympic, World and European Champion Robert Harting 69,75m (228′ 10″), Benn Harradine 68,20m (223′ 7″) and Piotr Malachowski 68,19m (223′ 7″) have thrown further than Wruck. With the 68,16m (223′ 7″) Julian also broke the NCAA record of 67,66m (221′ 11″).
Both Harradine and Wruck’s throws would have won medals at the Olympics last year and the two Australians will now look forward to fight for a medal at the world championships in Moscow in August.
Julian was able to throw four times over 67m (219′ 9″) and his final throw was measured at 69.23m (227′ 1”) before it was declared a foul.
Julian Wruck’s comment:
“Claremont is one of the best places I have ever thrown at. The surface of the ring is fast, the throws field is isolated so the spectators are all throwers and throws fans only. The venue also sometimes gets a nice wind which we were lucky enough to get on Saturday.
My technique felt good, my body felt good and my parents were watching (they have come over to watch me compete for the end of the college season which is special, because I don’t get to see them often). I was surrounded by some close throwing friends and competitors which also added to a great atmosphere.
I am very happy to get a personal best and to be in such good form late in the season. Thanks to everyone who has helped me get to this point.”
New Discus PB at Claremont College: 68.16m, 4th throw
“Big Foul on my last throw at Claremont College. 69.23”
The complete results: HERE
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