POWERTRAINING Gerd Kanter (Estonia) discus thrower (PB: 73.38 meters).

POWERTRAINING Gerd Kanter (Estonia) discus thrower (PB: 73.38 meters).

He was the 2007 World Champion in the event and won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and bronze in London 2012. His personal best throw of 73.38 m is the Estonian record and the third best mark of all-time.

He made his first Olympic appearance in 2004 and established himself a year later by taking the silver medal at the 2005 World Championships. He was runner-up at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and won further medals at the World Championships in 2009 (bronze) and 2011 (silver).

Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)

Weight 127 kg (280 lb)

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