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Martin Kupper

Martin Kupper

Estonian discus thrower
Martin Kupper
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Quick Facts

Intro Estonian discus thrower
Is Athlete Discus thrower
From Estonia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 31 May 1989, Tallinn, Estonia
Age 32 years
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 195 cm
Weight: 110 kg
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Martin Kupper (born 31 May 1989, in Tallinn) is an Estonian track and field athlete who competes in the discus throw. He has a personal best of 66.67 m (218 ft 8 4 in), set in 2015. He is a member of the Audentese SK sports club.

He competed in the discus as a teenager and began to improve in 2010, setting a best of 55.19 m (181 ft 4 in) and coming seventh at the Nordic Under-23 Athletics Championships. He cleared the sixty-metre mark for the first time in 2011 with a new best of 60.18 m (197 ft 5 4 in) and made his debut at continental level at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships (competing in the qualifiers only). He improved for a third successive season in 2012, having a best of 62.32 m (204 ft 5 2 in) at the Kohila leg of the BIGBANK Kuldliiga series. He threw beyond sixty metres to finish eighth at the 2013 European Cup Winter Throwing then had a throw of 65.03 m (213 ft 4 in) in August, which ranked him 22nd on the global seasonal lists.

He made his debut at the European Championships in 2014 and finished the competition in ninth place. His best that year was 64.98 m (213 ft 2 4 in), putting him 26th globally. He put himself at the top of the seasonal lists at the start of the following year with a 66.67 m (218 ft 8 4 in) win at the 2015 European Cup Winter Throwing – his first international medal. He began to compete on the 2015 IAAF Diamond League circuit and had fourth-place finishes in Shanghai and Eugene. Further fourth places came at the FBK Games, the 2015 European Team Championships (1st League) and the 2016 Summer Olympics, with a throw at 66.58 m (218 ft 5 4 in).

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 15th (q) 55.82 m
2013 European Cup Winter Throwing Castellón de la Plana, Spain 8th 60.64 m
2014 European Cup Winter Throwing Leiria, Portugal 10th 58.19 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 9th 60.89 m
2015 European Cup Winter Throwing Leiria, Portugal 1st 66.67 m
European Team Championships 1st League Heraklion, Greece 4th 59.36 m
World Championships Beijing, China 16th (q) 61.59 m
2016 European Throwing Cup Arad, Romania 2nd 62.20 m
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 7th 63.55 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 66.58 m
2017 European Throwing Cup Las Palmas, Spain 3rd 62.86 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 17th (q) 62.71 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 13th (q) 62.13 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 19th (q) 62.10 m
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http://www.esbl.ee/biograafia/Martin_Kupper
http://www.european-athletics.org/athletes/group=k/athlete=151662-kupper-martin/index.html
http://www.tilastopaja.org/db/atf.php?Sex=1&ID=113050
http://www.iaaf.org/records/toplists/throws/discus-throw/outdoor/men/senior/2013
http://www.iaaf.org/records/toplists/throws/discus-throw/outdoor/men/senior/2014
http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/2015-european-cup-winter-throwing-report
http://www.diamondleague.com/athletes/14389381.html
https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes/biographies/athcode=264082
https://www.olympic.org/martin-kupper
https://timetravel.mementoweb.org/memento/20161204/https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ku/martin-kupper-1.html
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/_/264082
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2016109571
https://viaf.org/viaf/311301893
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2016109571
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