Couple of days ago we have written an article about Germán Lauro, who improved the national record to 20,89m (68′ 6″). Yesterday at the third Southamerican Grand Prix Germán Lauro improved his national record once again. Now the new record stands at 20.98m (68′ 9″), only 2cm short of the 21m (68′ 10″) mark.
Germán Lauro achieved another personal best at the third South American Grand Prix by tossing the shot to 20.98m (68′ 9″), 9cm (3″) further than couples of days before. After his 6th place at the 2012 Olympic Games in London he is really excited for the upcoming World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
Germán is still ranked 2nd in the world. Reese Hoffa, who manged to throw 21.33m (69′ 11″) earlier this year is leading the current world list. The world record of 23.12m (75′ 10″) thrown by Randy Barnes in 1990 is still very far away. Even the Olympic record of 22.47m (73′ 8″) by Ulf Timmermann is out of reach.
Germán Lauro was not very happy with the result and commented:
“I didn’t think it had been far at all and was just very surprised. Even though I’m knocking on the door of 21m (68′ 10″), my goal this year is to improve my average in meets. I know that the 21m will come when they are meant to.”
Next wednesday Germán is traveling to QATAR with his coach Carlos Llera, for his first ever competition in the Diamond League. He is also the first Argentine athlete to compete in the Diamond League. If the hammer throw would have been in the Diamon League Jenny Dahlgren would have been the first argentine athlete to compete in the Diamon League. But nothing has changed so far and the hammer event is still excluded from the Diamond League. This fact makes us, Throwholics, very sad and we hope that it will be changed very soon!!
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Braian Toledo threw 78.60m (257′ 10″) in the javelin competition which equals his season best from 6th of April. He is currently ranked 18th in the world. Victor Fatecha 77.12m (253′) and Brazilian Julio Cesar de Oliveira 76.49m (250′ 11″) became 2nd and 3rd place.
Jenny Dahlgren who started the South American Grand Prix serie with 70.94m (232′ 8″), threw 72.64m (238′ 3″) during the second one and underlined her consistency by a throw of 72.24m (237′) at the third Grand Prix. Her personal best, which is also the south american record, still stands at 73.74m (241′ 11″) back in 2010.
For all those who understand spanish, have a look at the video below.