The start list for the Brussels Grand Prix was not really promising in regards of elite throwers until Philip Milanov suddenly appeared at the event. Today Philip travels to South Korea for the Universiade. The day before his birthday Philip decided to compete at the Brussel Grand Prix. He won the competition with 64.35m
Milanov was not on the list of participants of the Brussels GP, but on short notice he competed anyway. The day before, he was still in action at the Diamond League meeting in Paris, where he finished eighth with 61.31m. The shape is good, but several other factors were to the disadvantage of Philip Milanov. He was several hours delayed by traffic jams in Paris, and he has gone in his own words “a new record in the 10km” to still arrive in time to participate. Although he missed the call room and his shorts were still in the car – not so handy at temperatures and at 30 ° C – but he was just in time to participate.
With 61.31m, he was not happy, and he was also determined to do better the next day in Brussels. “We actually came here for the Olympic standard”, announced his father and trainer Emil Milanov. The qualification standard is 66.00m, a distance that Philip this season exceeded, but because the selection period for the Olympics has only started on May 1 and Philip distance of 66.43m was thrown in late April, the Olympic ticket therefore not yet certain that.
But now the first Universiade in Gwangju (South Korea). Milanov hoping for a good performance. To survive the qualifications is the first goal, and then the medals are next. “I do not know who I will face. Discus is a discipline that requires a lot of time, and also to study or work is not easy at all. Much will also depend on the local conditions. So I found here in Brussels a very good ring back today, that I really could do my thing, in contrast to the ring yesterday in Paris, where an asphalt resulted in a lot less grip. I’m all the way ready. “
Philip Milanov’s series: 64.22m 64.35m 62.31m 64.32m X 62.90m