At the “Festiwal Rzutów Kamili Skolimowskiej” Piotr Malachowski smashed the WL with 68.29m. Piotr Malachowski underlined once again his ambition to win the gold medal at the world championships in Beijing. Gerd Kanter placed 2nd with 64.08m and Robert Urbanek 3rd with 63.93m.
Currently, there is almost no one who beats Piotr Malachowski. In most of the competitions, he had the victory in the end of the competition. The same happened today. Piotr Malachowski openend the competition with a new season best of 68.29m to underline his great phenominal shape. It was not only a new season best but also a new world leading mark. The Jamaican Jason Dadz Morgan previously held that leading mark with 68.19m.
Throughout the comppetition Malachowski could not improve any further on that opening round. Nevertheless, his two other valid rounds of 66.95m and 67.33m were also great results which would have been enough to take the victory.
Behind Malachowski is the 2008 Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter from Estonia. He threw 61.06m in his first attempt before improvind in round 4 and 5 to bigger throws which secured him the 2nd spot on the podium. His best attempt was 64.08m, followed by 63.50m in the 5th round. The other Polish discus thrower Robert Urbanek became 3rd with 63.93m. He was quite stable with 4 throws over the 63m mark and another 62m throw. He achieved his best attempt during the 2nd round which meant to be the 2nd place until Kanter answered in the 4th round. Bartlomiej Stoj threw a new personal best of 59.76m to place 4th. Wojciech Praczyk placed 5th (56.85m) and Damian Kaminski 6th (55.96m).