Piotr Małachowski in 2011.
7 June 1983 |
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||130 kg (290 lb) (2012)|
Piotr Małachowski (born June 7, 1983 in Żuromin) is a Polish discus thrower, silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics. His personal best throw is 71,84 metres (235' 8"), ranks Him fifth in all-time longest discus throw distances, achieved on 8 June 2013 at Hengelo, the Netherlands. Piotr's throwing distances are seen as even more remarkable as he is not as tall as most discus throwers (Malachowski is one inch shorter than current Beijing Olympic champion Gerd Kanter and three inches shorter than current world champion Robert Harting and discus great Virgillius Alekna. The typical height of a discus thrower is between 1.95 and 2.00 m (6 ft 5 in and 6 ft 7 in) and 6 ft 7inch). Despite his height disadvantage, Malachowski makes up for it with his incredible ring speed. Malachowski is seen as one of the quickest discus throwers in the ring of all time, closely followed by Róbert Fazekas.
On August 19, 2008 he won an Olympic silver medal in discus throw.
23 May in Halle throw 68.75 m a new PB and NR.
With an injured finger he took a silver medal with a fantastic national record 69.15 m at World Championships in Berlin.
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