"The Ring" archive entries from Apr 2nd 2009

  • published at Apr 2nd 2009 3:31am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from ryoung

    It is so tough to say. I hope for the sport that he is the age listed. His numbers have been spectacular for that age.

    I have heard suggestions that he is 2-3 years older, growth hormones, steroids and all kinds of unfounded reasons why he throws so far. Or when he doesnt throw far that he has had to get off the juice to compete.

    I believe TIME will be the determining factor. Where will he be in big meets in 5 years? Isnt that where it really matters?

    published at Apr 2nd 2009 5:01am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Apr 2nd 2009 10:09am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from wrucky

    I think smach has a point. The only reason everyone is saying he is over age is because of his amazing distances but remember he is 6-9, very fast, athletic and strong. However I must admit that something isn't right about him.

    The distances he throws at 17 are isnane.

    I hope he keeps getting tested regularly (world juniors 2010) because something just isn't right. Only time will tell.

    published at Apr 2nd 2009 12:03pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from TheButler

    Nesterenko is an animal, but people who are "born" to break world records start somewhere. He has thrown extremely far, but he may just possess a gift that others don't have. I've always wondered what would happen if some professional athletes such as Shaq, Lebron James, or others who are extremely athletic in one sport (just using basketball as an example) could do if they had begun throwing discus at a young age. I think we should be suspicious to make sure he's not doing anything illegal, but we should also look at it as an advancement in our sport. Other athletes such as Ryan Whiting have done amazing things at young ages, and have passed very strict drug tests and are completely legitimate. I think Nestrenko may be one of the many individuals we can say are the future of the sport. Jordan Clarke, a freshmen at ASU has thrown 63' as a true freshmen, Randy Barnes made a huge impact as a teenager along with others. I'm excited in the potential there is to see a long standing world record fall by such a young athlete. I just enjoy seeing such an advancement in distances for such ancient events.

    published at Apr 2nd 2009 12:49pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Apr 2nd 2009 4:16pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from brown

    He looks young. When I walked past him at Halle last year I was quite surprised, as I expected to see this giant man who was supposedly 15 (or 16, whatever). What I saw was a tall boy, emphasis on boy AND tall! :)

    He's tall and athletic, strong and fast. All key ingredients to throw a long way. What remains to be seen is if that is all developed, or whether those natural characteristics are coached out of him in various ways....it's been done before!

    published at Apr 2nd 2009 4:26pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from wrucky

    No it hasn't been done before otherwise someone else would have thrown 70 with a 1.75 at 17. What he has done/is doing has never been done before.

    Say he is was really born in 1991, we could be looking at the best potential discus thrower to ever come along. If he keeps improving then he could have a good shot at the world record.

    haha sowz mate i'm not freaking out or anything, I just find it so hard to believe that someone could be so far ahead of everyone else his age. World juniors 2010 will be the big test i reckon.

    published at Apr 2nd 2009 4:52pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from MacombCoach

    how many people in different countries said the same thing about some of the young american hamer throwers if they didnt falsify their ages why would this kid? look at walt henning he is very far above the cuve as is connor no one is calling his age into question caus ehe is from our country who in their right mind can throw new 250 in the hammer with the hs hammer as a junior and 93 feet with the weight? i mean look if he transfers right (which im pretty sure he will he can throw near 295+ in the hs hammer lets see you guys call him into question? i think its rediculous to see grown men arguing about the age of a kid

    published at Apr 2nd 2009 5:50pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from UK_thrower

    There have been athletes that have pushed the barriers just look at Randy Matson back in the 60's his distances are still world class now 40 years later.
    Another point that has been touched on is that in the Ukraine athletics is a main stream sprort, if nesterenko had been born in the USA with his talent he would have been guided into American football, baseball or basketball where he can make huge money.
    How many potential nesterenko's have the USA had but lost to other sports

    published at Apr 2nd 2009 7:32pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from smach

    Through all of these comparisons has anyone thought of Nick Vena? 70 feet as a sophomore with room to get better technically and stronger as well? He turns 16 in two weeks, so hes younger than nestrenko and most likely did not start throwing the shot put at such a young age. I hate to be all patriotic but US throwing is not dead. We have much potential in people, especially walter and connor in the hammer, vena and finley in the shot, and dont forget our college performers, whiting, rashaud scott, chris hill, and zack lloyd. The US is in no way a far behind as we think.

    published at Apr 2nd 2009 9:36pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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