Discus Thrower Rutger Smith has qualified for the European Athletics Championships next month in Amsterdam. The 34-year-old Groninger, who lives and trains in the United States, met the qualification standard at a competition last Sunday. He came to a distance of 63.37 meters, his best performance this season. Smith, who became numerous times the Dutch […]
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It was a very beautiful evening at the AVPec1910 athletic club. Big names were on the start list, such as Rutger Smith and Erik Cadee. AVPec1910 organized two competition directly after each other with a break of 10 minutes, guaranteeing the throwers 12 throws in total. Erik Cadee won the first with 62.37m and the […]
It’s been almost two years since we’ve seen the mighty Dutchman Rutger Smith in the competition circle. The 33-year-old winner of twenty-seven national titles in shot put and discus throw has shown in mental fitness. He also won no less than najor seven medals at European and World Championships. In 2013, however, he tore his Achilles tendon twice, resulting […]
Rutger Smith (born July 9, 1981 in Groningen) is a Dutch track and field athlete competing in the shot put and discus throw. He was the first athlete to win medals at the World Championships in both events. He represented the Netherlands at the Summer Olympics in 2004, 2008 and 2012. His personal best of […]
Denzel Comenentia steals the show at ath NK Indoor event with a toss of 19,75m. The 18-year old shot putter from the Netherlands improved the Dutch Junior Record of 19,43m tossed by Rutger Smith fourteen years ago. During the fifth attempt Denzel Comenentia blasted the record by none other than Rutger Smith to 19,75m. Rutger […]
Today the Oxy-Lu “Last Chance Qualifier” at the Occidental College was a competition with non ideal weather conditions. It was about 38° C (100° F) and “right tailwind” as Rutger Smith described it on his Facebook page. Despite the weather conditions Rutger managed to throw 63.08m (206′ 11″) in the second round. Today Rutger Smith […]
Day 1 at the European Athletics Championships Rutger Smith won the men´s shot put qualification with 20.55m. He was followed by the German star David Storl with 20.30m. 1. Rutger Smith (NED) 20.55 2. David Storl (GER) 20.30 3. Antonin Zalsky (CZE) 19.94 4. Marco Schmidt (GER) 19.85 5. Nedzad Mulabegovic (CRO) 19.79 6. Kim […]
Erik Cadée and Rutger Smith have their Olympic nomination already and therefore they can focus on preparing for the Olympics only instead of trying to chase for a qaulifcation. Currently they train hard at Papendal. Last Monday they were visited and a video of their weightlifting session was recorded.
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