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Vigilijus Alekna
UK All-Comers' Record




Discus Analysis

The first in a series of athletes in action images.
Words by: Max Jones


Vigilijus Alekna, of Lithuania, is arguably the best discus thrower of all time. The sequence below shows Alekna throwing a UK all-comers’ record of 69.22m at Sheffield on August 21, 2005. Alekna exhibits all the qualities of a great discus thrower – fast, strong, skilful and athletic with the additional gift of being a great competitor as shown by his last round win in Helsinki.


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