Thrower Of The Week: David Storl

David Storl (GER ) updated the season´s top list with a new lifetime best of 21.03m at the Folksam Grad Prix in Sweden. It makes him the 8th shot putter so far this year.

Storl was successful on the youth and junior athletics circuit, winning Golds at the 2007 World Youth Championships and 2008 World Junior Championships. In mid-2009 he broke the world junior record in the shot put, throwing 22.34  m to beat Edis Elkasevic's record of 21.96  m set in 2002. A month later, he again improved the record, this time with a throw of 22.73  m, significantly more than any other previous junior record.