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Introducing "In the Ring with Coach V" a throws newsletter by Vésteinn Hafsteinsson

Coming soon, Macthrowvideo, in cooperation with Global Throwing and will present "In the Ring with Coach V" a throws newsletter by Vésteinn Hafsteinsson, one of the most successful coaches in the history of the sport.

After participating in four Olympic Games as a discus thrower, Vésteinn embarked upon a remarkably successful career as a coach, guiding shot putter Joachim Olsen to a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics, and discus great Gerd Kanter to Olympic and World Championship gold.

Vésteinn’s training group currently consists of 2019 World discus champion Daniel Ståhl, up-and-coming discus thrower Simon Petterson (69.48m PB), indoor European shot put silver-medalist Fanny Roos, former European U23 discus champion Sven Martin Skagestad, and former European U20 shot put champion Marcus Thomsen.

"In the Ring with Coach V" will feature insights into how these athletes train and compete, stories from Vésteinn’s long career as an athlete and coach, and thoughts regarding the current state of the sport and how it can be improved.

This newsletter, produced with the assistance of Dan McQuaid of, is the first product of a collaboration between Global Throwing, Macthrowvideo, and to promote and advance the sport of throwing. Future projects under discussion include books, webinars, coaching clinics, and symposiums.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this unprecedented look inside the sport of throwing at its highest level.

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