One of the funniest blokes around the World Elite of Discus Throwers is the Aussie Benn Harradine. He has always the fun throwing discus in mind and not just winning. He wants to inspire other throwers and young talents to go the hard way and train to become a world athlete. But not just this he also wants others to have fun at the sport they are doing! Today at the 2014 Queensland Open & Open AWD Championships Benn Harradine opened his season with 65,24m (214′). With this mark he overpassed the current world lead throw of 65,13m (213′ 8″) by the Cuban Loy Maikel Martínez. Even though it’s a very young season one might already see some great results coming up within the next couple of months.
This year’s main event for the Aussie will be the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland (23th July – 3rd of August). Besides Benn Harradine a youngstar named Matthew Denny also competed in this event. The youngstar is still within the U20 age group and does not need to throw the 2kg implement. Nevertheless he took the challenge and threw 55,85m (183′ 2″) which is quite impressive for his young age.
QLD State Titles were held on Saturday evening the 8th of March. I was pleased with my first throw since August 2013. It was a strong series. 4 Commonwealth A Qualifiers, and 1 B Qualifier.
Thankyou to Cedric Dubler for the video
“It is a nice beginning for the season 2014, especially having in mind that I did not compete for over 7 months now. I was just having fun doing the sport I love.”
Benn’s dad Kenn Harradine, also a very talented, quite experienced and highly respected coach in Australia described the conditions as follows:
“Conditions were terrible raining and wind into the back of the cage at about 20 knots”
If you wanna get involved with the great Aussie thrower just check out the following links:
Benn Harradine’s blog:
Benn Harradine’s Facebook Fanpage:
Benn Harradine’s Twitter Account
The complete results:
Finals 1 Harradine, Benn 32 Qeii Track Club 65.24mTCA 65.24m 64.03m FOUL 62.69m 64.45m 64.15m 2 Denny, Matthew 18 Qeii Track Club 55.85m 53.80m 54.44m FOUL 54.51m FOUL 55.85m 3 Stopel, Matt 24 Gold Coast Victory 45.76m 44.43m PASS PASS PASS PASS 45.76m 4 Criticos, Michael 19 Thompson Estate 44.99m 44.61m 42.80m 44.99m 44.77m 44.97m FOUL 5 Ensbey, Chris 26 Uni of Qld 42.70m 40.55m 40.90m 41.87m 39.61m 41.21m 42.70m 6 Skedd, Roger 32 Great Britain 41.60m FOUL 41.60m FOUL 39.19m 35.37m 40.16m 7 Clark, Martin 22 Maroochy 41.37m 36.99m 41.37m FOUL FOUL FOUL FOUL 8 McCarthy, Kyle 32 Ignition 40.90m 40.90m FOUL 39.93m 40.09m 39.59m 38.90m 9 Crowley, Cam 26 Uni of Qld 39.16m 39.16m 36.41m 39.15m 10 Miller, Lachlan 18 Qeii Track Club 38.08m FOUL 38.08m FOUL