Today’s Jai Taurima Shield Meet in Brisbane, Australia underlined the class of some Aussie blokes. Once again it was the 18-year-old discus thrower Matty Denny who proved to be one of the kind. He increased his own national record by 4m (13′ 1″) and threw 66,81m (219′ 2″). Julian Wruck has just thrown a World Championship qualifier of 65,55m in the Men’s Discus here at the Jai Taurima Shield meet.
Matty opened the competition with an easy throw of 62,19m (204′ 0″). He knew this was not all he could do an improved during his 2nd attempt to 64,08m (210′ 3″) which was already a new personal best and a new national record. During the third and fourth round Denny fouled but it did not matter. His 5th attempt was the new massive national record of 66,81m (219′ 2″). Denny underlined his great performance with another massive throw in the last attempt which was measured 65,77m (215′ 9″).
The video of all throws will be shown below the article.
Matty Denny via Facebook:
So had a pretty awesome day day today ! Threw a new Australian U20 Record in discus today! Beating my old record by 4m. Throwing 66.81m (219′ 2″ which also put me 5th in history for under 20 discus with a 1.75kg. Pretty happy considering there was no peaking process
Right after the competition Throwholics talked to Matty about his amazing achievement to provide you with first class information.
How are you feeling? Are you happy about the new natioal record?
Yeah I’m good man very happy.
Did you know that you are going to break your own national record?
I actually didn’t feel good at all, I had hammer 20 minutes before which was exhausting in the Queensland heat. So I was pretty tired and just went in and threw. I didn’t expect it with how I was feeling. and there was no peak what so ever.
How were the weather conditions?
As already said, the weather was pretty hot and exhausting. But for the discus it was good, nice slight head wind.
What are your plans for the upcoming season?
So when I actually peak and have really good condition I think anything is possible. Plan is to try and make open world championships in Beijing, China.
Okay, you say anything will be possible, you are probably talking about the world record of 70,13m thrown by Mykyta Nesterenko right?
Maybe, I don’t want to talk it up but there is a lot more there, that’s all I will say.
So you would like to join Benn Harradine and Julian Wruck to represent the big Aussie blokes ay the Beijing World Championships? What is the Australian A qualification standard?
The A-standard for the discus is 65m and yeah, I would love to represent Australia with Benn and Julian.
What about the hammer throw? Are you planning on throwing the 76m A-standard as well and compete in both events?
If everything comes together I think it is possible.
What are your thoughts on the other three 96er throwing far above the 60m line such as Martin Markovic, Henning Prüfer and Domantas Poška? Do you think they will be able to improve as well and beat you?
There all very good throwers and anything is possible, and I hope they throw far to give me a challenge but the plan is for me to come out on top by the end of next year.
The current all time U20 Discus list:
1st 70,13m (230′ 1″) Mykyta Nesterenko
2nd 67,32m (220′ 10″) Margus Hunt
3rd 66,94m (219′ 7″) Martin Markovic
4th 66,88m (219′ 5″) Traves Smikle
5th 66,81m (219′ 2″) Matty Denny
Alright Matty, thank you very much for the interview! Throwholics wishes all the best for the upcoming season.