Last year we started the unique Global Throwing Management that takes care of throwers exclusively. During this time, we have grown from representing 4 international athletes to the situation in the fall of 2014, where we have 15 top level international throwers from 6 different countries.
Highlights of the 2014 season
The highlights of this season for our management were the world leading throw from Daniel Ståhl in Discus Throw in early May. Of course Daniel had an international breakthrough, when competing at four Diamond Leagues, IAAF Challenges and the European Championships in Zurich. We are really excited working with Daniel and looking forward to the 2015 season.
Another great cooperation was with a Finnish discus thrower Sanna Kämäräinen. Sanna joined our team in June and we were happy to help her. It was a great pleasure to see her develop fast, improving her PB’s, both in discus and shot. Her highlight was making the European Championships final with her great new PB throw of 60.54m and 7th position. At the end of the season Sanna was busy participating in two Diamond League meets, IAAF Challenge in Zagreb, Finnkampen were she threw a new personal best again, 60.94m. Sanna is in the 29th position at the world season list and we are looking forward to see her improving even more next season.
Global Throwing Management group has a lot of young athletes in our team. European U20 Champion in Shot Put, Mesud Pezer from Bosnia-Hercegovina improved his personal best to 19.37m at the end of season. A huge talent and a medal candidate for next season U23 European Championships held in Tallinn.
Sophie McKinna, silver medalist at U20 European Championships got 5th position at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She competed on a few international meets in Germany and Sweden this season to get some valuable experience. Hopefully she will break into international level next season and we are excited to help her.
Our shot put young generation continues with Bob Bertemes from Luxembourg, a big man from a small country. And he threw far this season many times, achieving 19.11m as a new personal best.
GT Management is always looking to expand the roster of athletes that it represents; even beyond those that are actually coached directly by Global Throwing, but only to those athletes that we feel would fit in with the overall ethos of Global Throwing. And this fall has been really exciting for us with many newcomers to our team.
Tim Nedow, a shot putter from Canada, has a big PB of 20.98m. He ranks as no 16 at the world season list and won the bronze medal at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Tim is a huge talent and we are really fired up to work with him;
Sami Peltomäki, a young javelin thrower from Finland joined our team this fall. A dedicated thrower and a really nice guy from the “Javelin Country”. Sami has a personal best of 80.36m and is ready to take the next step to become an international athlete. Global Throwing is behind his back and ready to help him achieve his goals.
For GT Management, it is not only about finding competitions at any cost, but about finding the right competitions for the athletes to help them develop and perform at Championships and we will work closely with the athletes and their personal coaches to achieve this.
Written by Hans Üürike
Hans Üürike is an authorized IAAF Athletes’ Representative and has been working in cooperation with Global Throwing for the last 5 years. Hans is one of the youngest Athletes’ Representatives in the world and belongs to a new generation in that world. Feel free to contact him firstname.lastname@example.org or +372 58454456