Thrower Of The Week: Märt Israel

Discus thrower Märt Israel (EST) is our first Thrower Of The Week. He recently improved his lifetime best Chula Vista - 66.98 - and showed his best shape ever. He is placed 2nd in seasons top list after Gerd Kanter (67.49) so Estonians now have the double lead.

"Märt has so much capacity and is coming out of heavy lifting lately and cannot really control it to 100% in his technique, but great performance by him and much more to come. I think Märt can step up now to be one of the absolute best guys in the world." says his coach, Icelandic discus record holder VésteinnHafsteinsson.

Märt´s previous lifetime best was 66.56 from 2007 WRC (World Record Challange) which was held in windy Helsingborg.