At today’s Sydney Track Classic two Australian throwers did shine again. First of, Dani Samuels improved her one month old season best of 65.20m by over one m to 66.21m (217′ 2″). Matthew Outzen was even able to improve his personal best to 81.80m (268′ 4″) and missing the qualification standard for the World Championships by only 20cm.
The Australian discus thrower Dani Samuels currently ranked 2nd in the world of discus throwing underlines her spot behind the discus queen Sandra Perkovic. Dani opened the competition with a foul, threw 63.54m (208′ 5″) in the second round and threw a new season best of 65.36m (214′ 5″) during the third attempt. The conditions were quite good so that everyone expected to see even better results. Dani did not dissapoint the crowd by a huge throw during the 5th round. 66.21m (217′ 2″) is her new season best which secures her spot on the 2015 world top list. The gap between Dani and Sandra is getting closer and closer. Who knows how close Dani can get to the season best of Sandra. The upcoming World Championships in Beijing, China are going to be incredible if some morre throwers are going to join the club of 66m+ (216′ 6″) throwers.
The other Aussie who produced some great results at the 2015 Sydney Track Classic competition was the javelin thrower Matthew Outzen. His life seemed to head into the right direction. Matty recently got married to Paige Outzen and since then he is producing great results. He started with a massive personal best of 80.37m (263′ 8″) at the end of January. At today’s event he even further increased that by almost two meter.
The qualification standard for the upcoming 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China is set to 82m (269′ 0″). Matty is getting closer and closer and Throwholics is very confident that he will be able to get over the standard. Today, Matty missed that standard by only 20cm while beating the current world leader Hamish Peacock and the 2nd in the world’s top list Stuart Farquhar. Matthew won the competition with a massive throw of 81.80m (268′ 4″) which moves him up the 2015 top list from 5th to 4th place. Hamish Peacock, who is currently leading the world with 83.31m (273′ 4″) did not throw further than 80.32m (263′ 6″) today. The New Zealander Stuart Farquhar, currently 2nd in the top list threw 78.73m (258′ 3″) and placed third in the competition.
A nice pb tonight 81.80 and a win at sydney track classic. Getting closer to world champs!!!!