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Magnus Kirt (born 10 April 1990) is an Estonian athlete who competes 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.

Magnus Kirt
Personal information
NationalityEstonian
Born (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 29)
EducationTallinn University of Technology[1]
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Weight87 kg (192 lb)
Sport
CountryEstonia
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubTTÜ SK[3]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)90.61 m (2019)
Updated on 7 October 2019.

CareerEdit

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]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
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 yearEdit

 
  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2015 Universiade profile
  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. Retrieved 22 June 2019.

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Awards
Preceded by
Ott Tänak
Estonian Male Athlete of the Year
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent