Discus thrower Alex Rose breaks Oceanian record

Discus thrower Alex Rose achieved an impressive result on Saturday in the United States.
Etusuora: 16.04.2023 09:38Athletics
Discus thrower Alex Rose breaks Oceanian record
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On Saturday, discus thrower Alex Rose threw the discus to a distance of 69.41 meters, setting the world-leading mark of the season and a new Oceania record. The competition took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Rose improved his previous personal best by nearly two meters. Last year, he finished eighth in discus throw at Athletics World Championships.

The 31-year-old Samoan athlete was born and resides in the United States. Rose has dual citizenship of the United States and Samoa.

Another discus thrower, Lithuanian Mykolas Alekna, has also achieved impressive results this season. Last Saturday, he threw 68.35 meters, and a week ago, he made a result of 68.39 meters.

The women's competition in Tulsa was won by Nigeria's Chioma Onyekwere with a result of 64.96 meters, setting a new African record.

Based on videos from the competition, there was a fairly strong wind in Tulsa, which may have contributed to the high results.