Discus throw Ice Weißhaidinger in third place
From an Austrian point of view, discus thrower Lukas Weißhaidinger came third. With 65.67 metres, the Olympian landed in a strong field behind Swedish world champion and world ranking leader Daniel Stahl and Slovenian Christian Sieh.
The discus decision was made for ranks 1-3 at the sixth attempt in a final playoff match. There Weißhaidinger only reached 61.03 meters, while Stahl and Ceh threw the disc at 65.72 meters each. Weisshaidinger already showed his best litter of the day with 65.67m. Stahl (68.65) and Ceh (66.68) were also stronger than their last attempt. Weißhaidinger, who came to Oslo straight from training, will return to the Diamond League on Sunday – and then in Stockholm.
“I’m really happy, personally I wasn’t expecting third place in first and over 65 metres. Recently – with a goal for the Olympics in Tokyo – we really pushed the training for two weeks. I feel like it did,” Weißhaidinger said.
“Former world champion Andrios Godzius and vice world champion Federic Dacres landed on the losing field today. That suits us three weeks before Tokyo,” coach Gregor Hoegler commented.