Matthew Denny had only one quest this year; ticking off the qualification standard for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. The qualification standard of 65m was the goal for Matty. To fulfill this aim, Matty traveled to the US to use the right weather conditions. After a few competitions in Los Angeles, Salina, Chula Vista, La Jolla and Irvine Matty ended up with 64.73m, just a few centimeters short of the qualifier. Yesterday the day finally came by at which Matty threw a new personal best of 65.37m which puts him on the ticket to Rio, Brazil.
The past couple of months the Australian discus thrower Matthew Denny was looking forward to breaking the qualification standard for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. He started the season with a WL of 59.58m and continued to improve during the next competitions with seasonal bests. At the end of February 2016, Denny threw a new personal best of 63.02m which made him believe he is ready for the Olympic Games. After a couple of failed attempts on the qualification standard of 65m within Australia, Matty decided to tackle his quest for Olympia in the US.
In April, Denny threw the 2kg implement to 62.60m at a competition in Los Angeles, CA. Only three days later he improved his new personal best of 63.02m thrown in February 2016, to 64.01m. Matty only needed one meter to tick of the 65m qualifier but failed in the next three competitions again. But a new personal best was produced on April 23rd throwing 64.73m, getting him closer than ever to the Olympic qualifier.
But now it was time for Matty to shine. At yesterday’s competition, Matty solved his question throwing 65.37m which not only was a new massive personal best but also the qualification standard for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.
Usually, the Australian Athletics Federation has to ratify the qualification standard, but Matty can most likely start packing. Last time Matty went on to the US on his own but this time, his coach Graham Pitt traveled with him. John Denny, Matthew’s father, said he was so proud of his son breaking the Olympic qualification standard! “We are so proud that he never gave up,” John said. John said at present; Matthew had dropped the hammer to concentrate on discus. “He will go back to hammer next season but won’t do it too after the Olympics,” John said.
OLYMPIC QUALIFIER!!! 65.37m
Came to America for one job, took 3 throws and got that job done! So thankful for my coach Grahame Pitt ! Thankful for all my support and thankful that I finally got the job done! On top of the world right now