Here are the top 10 longest-discus-throw record holders in history
To throw a discus at a maximum distance, you need to follow the laws of physics and coordinate them with your arm power. It has became a quite popular sport through the world from last few years.
This article will tell you about the top 10 longest discus throw record holders in history. Can you guess who was elected in the national assembly of Seimas after his retirement?
Longest-Discus-Throw Record Holders (m-meter)
- Jürgen Schult – 74.08m
- Virgilijus Alekna – 73.88m
- Gerd Kanter – 73.38m
- Yuriy Dumchev – 71.86m
- Daniel Ståhl – 71.86m
- Piotr Malachowski – 71.84m
- Róbert Fazekas – 71.70m
- Lars Riedel – 71.50m
- Ben Plucknett – 71.32m
- John Powell – 71.26m
In 1986, Jurgen Schult threw the discus so far that it has been a record since then. He also received the gold medal in the discus throw at the 1988 Olympic Games.
Russian athlete Virgilijus Alekna won medals at 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics, including two golds. In 2016, he was elected to the Seimas, the national assembly, after retirement from athletics.
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