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Daniel Ståhl (born 27 August 1992) is a Swedish athlete specialising in the discus throw.[2] He competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing finishing fifth.[3] In 2016, he competed at the European Championships, where he finished fifth. Daniel also competed at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the same year, where he failed to qualify for the final.[4] Just a couple of weeks following his failure in Rio, Daniel competed at the Swedish Championships in Sollentuna. Not only did he win the discus throw on a new personal best 68.72 metres, it was also the new world leading throw of 2016, surpassing Christoph Harting's 68.37 metres from the Rio Olympics final. By the end of the year, it remained the number one throw in 2016.[5] The day before, Daniel had also won the shot put on a new personal best 19.38 metres.[6] In June 2017, Ståhl managed a throw of 71.29 metres in Sollentuna, setting a new personal best and improving the Swedish record set in 1984 by Rickard Bruch by three centimetres. Ståhl's throw was farther than any discus throw in the world since 2013.[7]

Daniel Ståhl
Daniel Ståhl in 2019-2.jpg
Daniel Ståhl during the Finland-Sweden athletics international 2019 in Stockholm.
Personal information
Born (1992-08-27) 27 August 1992 (age 27)
Solna, Sweden
Height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight155 kg (342 lb)
Event(s)Discus throw, shot put
ClubSpårvägens FK[1]

At the 2017 World Championships in Athletics Ståhl won the silver medal in the discus throw event, throwing 69.19 meters.[8] He was beaten by Lithuanian Andrius Gudžius by 2 centimeters.[9] He won the silver medal at the 2018 European Championships where he was beaten again by Andrius Gudžius.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Sweden
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 16th (q) Shot put (5 kg) 18.17 m
16th (q) Discus throw (1.5 kg) 53.94 m
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 27th (q) Shot put (6 kg) 16.36 m
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 20th (q) Shot put (6 kg) 17.55 m
Discus throw (1.75 kg) NM
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 4th Discus throw 61.29 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 24th (q) Discus throw 59.01 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 5th Discus throw 64.73 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th Discus throw 64.77 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th (q) Discus throw 62.26 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 2nd Discus throw 69.19 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd Discus throw 68.23 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 1st Discus throw 67.59 m

Personal bestsEdit



Personal lifeEdit

Ståhl is of Finnish descent as his mother is Finnish.[10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ EAA profile
  2. ^ Daniel Ståhl at IAAF
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  6. ^ 2016 Swedish Athletics Championships
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Discus Throw Men − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Lithuania's Gudzius wins discus gold". Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Suomea puhuva ruotsalaismörssäri sai muhkeat palkintorahat MM-mitalista – lisää vielä luvassa Timanttiliigassa". (in Finnish). Retrieved 6 August 2017.

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