Stahl goes to equal fourth on the world all-time discus list with 71.86m

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Sweden's Daniel Stahl improved his world lead in the discus to 71.86m in Bottnaryd

Daniel Stahl improved his Swedish record in the discus by 57 centimetres in Bottnaryd on Saturday (29) afternoon, propelling himself from ninth to equal fourth on the world all-time list.

Stahl improved his national record of 71.29m - which was set exactly two years ago today - to 71.86m at a small meeting in the village of Bottnaryd where the world and European silver medallist was watched by around 500 spectators. 

Stahl goes alongside Yuriy Dumchev on the world all-time list with only three Olympic champions Gerd Kanter (73.38m), Virgilijus Alekna (73.88m) and Jurgen Schult (74.08m) ahead of him.

"I immediately felt that it was at least 71-71.50m and it was a great feeling! I am stable at 67-69 meters and I am making more throws than before. The continuity and the high level is the key,” Stahl told Svensk Friidrott.

Stahl had four valid throws in his series which were all in excess of 68 metres. After opening with 68.76m, Stahl improved to 68.83m and 69.71m with his next two throws before landing his Swedish record in the fifth round.

Stahl’s next competition will be the Karlstad Grand Prix on 3 July.