Poland’s U18 Konrad Bukowiecki (bd: 17 Mar 1997) went 21,89m (71′ 10″) indoors at Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland to snatch the U18 record from U18 World Champion Patrick Müller (SC Neubrandenburg). Müller’s record 21,56m (70′ 9″) was set on 22 December. In 2013 Bukowiecki went 19,39m (63′ 7½”) with the 6kg and 22,33m (73′ 3¼”) with the 5kg ball.
Some questions to Konrad Bukowiecki:
Q: First of all congratulations to your big achievement! Based on your training sessions did you expect to throw that far?
A: I did not expect to throw that far during the competition but I’m still very proud of my new big personal indoor best! During training sessions I threw 21,73m (71 feet 3″).
Q: What are your goals for the upcoming season 2014? Are you going to compete at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing?
A: Sooo, my goals for 2014 are first of all Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and I would like to take good place there (maybe gold medal)
Q: Are you planning on competing at the U20 World Junior Championships in Eugene, USA as well?
A: Of course, I would like to compete at the World Junior Championschips in Eugene as well.
Q: Do you expect to come close to Jacko Gill’s 24,35m (79 feet 10″) or maybe even break it?
A: I would love to, but it’s a loooong way to throw 24m. On the other hand I do have a whole year to try to throw the World Youth Record of 24,35m. But in the end like said it’s going to be very difficult. I would have to improve by 2m again.
Thank you Konrad for that small interview! Throwholics wishes you all the best for the upcoming season.
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Indoor: 5kg 21,89m (71 feet 9″) (World Youth Best)
Indoor: 5kg 20,54m (67 feet 4″) (national record)
Outdoor: 5kg 22,33m (73 feet 3″)
Outdoor: 6kg 19,39m (63 feet 7″)
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