The U20 European Championships discus event was quite promising. The world leader Martin Markovic, who has produced some massive results in 2015, was the favorite for the gold medal. But the Polish discus thrower Bartlomieji Stój improved his pb by 4m to take the gold medal and a new championships record of 68.02m.
Before the competition started, everyone would have thought Markovic would be the clear favorite for the juniors discus event. But it seems someone had some aces up heir sleeves. During the first round Henning Prüfer threw 64.18m and took the lead. Bartlomiej fouled his first attempt and the world leader threw 62.91m which would have been enough for a medal already.
Bartlomieji was almost out of the competition after two fouls before he moved up the podium with his 3rd round throw of 64.09m. This throw secured him a spot for the top 8 and 3 more throws to improve on. Markovic improved in round 3 to take the lead with 66.66m. Unfortunately, Henning Prüfer did not seem to be able to get another valid throw. All 5 remaining throws were fouls. So he did not play another role to fight for silver or the gold medal because Bartlomieji improved in his 4th attempt to a new personal best of 68.02m. Not only was that an increase of 4m on his previous personal best but also it meant a new championships record. Markovic tried to have an answer ready in his 5th attempt but it was not enough to take back the lead. His 5th round throw was 67.11m followed another big one in round 6 of 66.29m.
In the end, the Polish thrower Bartlomieji Stój won the gold medal with a new pb and new championships record of 68.02m. Martin Markovic placed 3rd with another big throw of 67.11m and Henning Prüfer, with only one valid throw, secured the bronze medal. Domantas Poska placed 4th with 62.70m and Giulio Anesa threw a new national junior record of 62.11m to take the 5th place.
Great result in a great competition. Nothing to do about the gold medalist with a superb PB. The wind helped was good for us
Not so happy but is a medal