Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mart Israel wins in Joensuu, Finland...

Former University of Washington discus thrower Märt Israel won his specialty at the Finnish Federation’s Elite Games Series in Joensuu Wednesday.

In very difficult wind conditions, the Estonian, who's been named to its Olympic team for Beijing, and Finland´s Frantz Kruger were the only ones to throw over 60m.

Israel had a best of 63.30m (207-8) in the 3rd round and won by 92 centimetres from Kruger (62.38m/204-4). Ukraine´s super-talented youngster, 17-year-old Mykyta Nesterenko produced 61.68/202-4 to take third place.

The full story can be read here...

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