Today, Matthew Denny opened his Facebook account and posted:
Well a good day in the circle ! New Australian U20 Discus Record, 63.66m (208′ 10″) ! Pretty stoked ! 2 meter Pb and beat the record by a meter !
Sorry Juls (Julian Wruck)
The U18 Discus World Champion Matthew Denny, also known as Matty, is going to get used to the heavier implement. The last two years he has thrown the 1,5kg discus and grabbed the gold medal with 67,54m (221′ 7″) in Donetsk.
With the heavier implement he threw 58,67m (192′ 5″) and was ranked 21st in 2013. This year he has to throw the heavier implement due to the fact that he moved up the age group to U20. It seems like it that he is getting used to it
There is no official top list out yet but Throwholics is pretty sure Matty is ranked No. 1 in the world with his 63,66m (208′ 10″) throw! He is only 17cm short to get on the World Junior Alltime Top 20 list. The Austrian discus thrower Lukas Weißhaidinger is currently ranked 20th on this special list with 63,83m (209′ 4″). Lukas threw this distance at the 2011 U20 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.
Todays throw by Matty is especially incredible having in mind that he had not the best feeling two days ago:
Probably the worst training I have done for a while !
Talk about getting frustrated as all hell.. — feeling frustrated.
(the video he posted to this comment can be watched in our social board:
The World Record of 70,13m for the U20 discus has been thrown by no one else as Mykyta Nesterenko back in 2008 in Halle, Germany. Sure it is a long way to go from almost 64m to 70m but Matty has still two more years to go. And who know what this Aussie bloke might be capeable off. Throwholics wishes him all the best to achieve this goal. But first he has to compete at the U20 World Championships in Eugene, USA later in the year. Right now there is no one else who might get close to him and therefore Throwholics thinks he will grab the gold medal over there. What do you think? Share your thoughts in our social discussion forum.