BIG THROW: Allora thrower Matthew Denny competes in the men’s discus final at the IAAF World Junior Championships. INSET: Denny winning WDN/WCU sports award.
BIG THROW: Allora thrower Matthew Denny competes in the men’s discus final at the IAAF World Junior Championships. INSET: Denny winning WDN/WCU sports award. Christian Petersen And Michael Cormack

Allora thrower Matthew Denny has new personal best

MATTHEW Denny is ready to step up to open level next year after proving himself in the junior ranks.

Denny's coach Grahame Pitt says the IAAF world championships in China in August will be the focus next year and the 18-year-old is shaping up nicely after launching a massive throw in Brisbane at the weekend.

The Allora thrower took out the under-20 mens' discus event at the Queensland Athletics open day at Nathan on Sunday with a whopping effort of 66.81 metres.

"He beat his Australian record by four metres, it is the second best this year in his age (in the world) and it is the fifth biggest in discus (in under 20s) in history," Pitt said.

"All of the Olympic discus champions that have gone in the past, he has got the fifth biggest throw ever.

"And he has got another year to go.

"For his age it is absolutely massive."

That throw was not even his best, he has thrown over 70 metres in training and broke the world record by 11cm," Pitt said.



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