Massive Australian M. Denny shattered his personal best in the men’s discus in the Tokyo Olympics, but he fell only 5 centimetres short of a gold.
The 25-year-old Queenslander threw exceptionally consistently in the final on Saturday night, but he still came up short of the bronze medal.
His first five throws were all within the range of 65.00m to 66.06m, but in the sixth and final round, he threw a personal best of 67.02m to move into fourth place.
M. Denny Personal Best for the Discus Throw
M. Denny previous personal best for the discus throw was 66.15 metres, which he achieved in Queensland last month.
M. Denny boasted, “I came in good shape, and the crazy thing for me was that I knew I had big throws there.”
The 67 wasn’t totally connected with, but I’ve never thrown that far before.
I knew it was a good shot when I hit it. I had a feeling it would turn out better.
It seemed like an eternity before I found out. I could use a stiff drink to accept the fact that my initial guess was off. That we came so close to changing the course of history hurts.
It was an unprecedented Olympic result for an Australian male discus thrower, and it was an improvement over his sixth-place finish at the 2019 world championships in Doha.
To M. Denny, “it was enjoyable, to me it was like a clinic,” he explained.
I kept swinging and never missed. Not only did I not make any costly mistakes, but I also kept coming through when it mattered most. It showed me that I can deliver when the stakes are highest.
It’s annoying because I couldn’t locate the item I required. But now I can go home confident that I haven’t seen everything. The Swedish dynamo, Daniel Stahl, lived up to his pre-event favourite status to win the Olympic gold medal with a distance of 68.90m.
Simon Pettersson of Sweden and Lukas Weisshaidinger of Austria both threw 67.39 metres and won bronze medals, respectively (67.07m).
An Overview of M. Denny’s Life
M. Denny is an Australian athlete who focuses on the discus throw. He was born on June 2, 1996. He competed in the discus for his country at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, however he didn’t make it to the final round.
M. Denny also has two medals from the 2013 World Youth Championships and a silver medal from the 2015 Summer Universiade. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, he took second place in the hammer event.