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Magnus Kirt

Magnus Kirt
Magnus Kirt at his home town of Tõrva, Estonia.
Personal information
NationalityEstonian
Born (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 34)
Tõrva, Estonia
EducationTallinn University of Technology[1]
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Weight87 kg (192 lb)
Sport
CountryEstonia
SportAthletics
EventJavelin throw
ClubAudentes SK[3]
Achievements and titles
Personal best90.61 m (2019)
Medal record
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2019 Doha Javelin throw
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Berlin Javelin throw
Updated on 7 October 2019

Magnus Kirt (born 10 April 1990) is an Estonian retired athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He won the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships. His personal best of 90.61 m is the Estonian record.

Career

He competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing without qualifying for the final.

On 3 June 2018 he broke former world champion Andrus Värnik's long-standing national record with 88.45 m at the 54th Gustav Sule memorial competition in Tartu.[4] He then threw 88.73 m on 5 June 2018 at Paavo Nurmi Games.[5] On 13 July 2018 he further improved at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, taking the national record and meeting record to 89.75 m.[6] In August, he won bronze at the 2018 European Athletics Championships with a throw of 85.96 m.[7] He threw first time over 90 meters on 20 June 2019 at the Golden Spike in Ostrava with 90.34 m, which he improved two days later in Kuortane to 90.61 m.[8] At the 2019 World Athletics Championships he won silver with a throw of 86.21 m, but during his fourth throw he injured his shoulder. [9]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Result
Representing  Estonia
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 22nd (q) Javelin throw 63.75 m
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 18th (q) Javelin throw 66.32 m
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 16th (q) Javelin throw 69.11 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 22nd (q) Javelin throw 74.33 m
2015 Universiade Gwangju, South Korea 8th Javelin throw 76.65 m
World Championships Beijing, China 22nd (q) Javelin throw 78.84 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 26th (q) Javelin throw 74.64 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 23rd (q) Javelin throw 79.33 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 11th Javelin throw 80.48 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd Javelin throw 85.96 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd Javelin throw 86.21 m

Seasonal bests by year

Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on MediaWiki.org.
  • 2009 – 72.97
  • 2010 – 71.41
  • 2011 – 70.07
  • 2012 – 76.97
  • 2013 – 79.82
  • 2014 – 79.70
  • 2015 – 86.65
  • 2016 – 84.47
  • 2017 – 86.06
  • 2018 – 89.75
  • 2019 – 90.61
  • 2022 - 73.67

References

  1. ^ "2015 Universiade profile". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ 2013 Universiade profile
  3. ^ EAA profile
  4. ^ "Kirt breaks Estonian javelin record with 88.45m in Tartu". european-athletics.org. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Wlodarczyk and top Spaniards the headliners in Madrid". iaaf.org. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Javelin Throw men". iaaf.org. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  7. ^ Javelin Throw Men European Athletic Association
  8. ^ "Magnus Kirt uuendas Soomes taas Eesti rekordit". err.ee. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Magnus Kirt wins Javelin Silver, though is stretchered off injured". err.ee. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
Awards Preceded byOtt Tänak Estonian Male Athlete of the Year 2018–2019 Succeeded byOtt Tänak & Martin Järveoja(Athlete of the Year)
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