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Mykolas Alekna Breaks 38-Year-Old Men’s Discus Record

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Mykolas Alekna, aged just 21, has rewritten the history by breaking a longstanding men’s discus record that had remained for nearly four decades.

Alekna’s astonishing throw of 74.35 meters at a throws meet in Ramona, Oklahoma, sent shockwaves through the world of track and field.

While initially measured slightly higher at 74.41 meters, a minor revision adjusted it down by six centimeters, still comfortably eclipsing the previous record.

The previous record of 74.08 meters was set in 1986 by German athlete Jurgen Schult, a mark that had stood for over 38 years.

The remarkable achievement by Mykolas Alekna has prompted World Athletics has began processes to officially recognize and confirm the new record.

This thorough evaluation ensures the integrity and accuracy of athletic achievements at the highest level.

Mykolas Alekna has already made significant progress in the world of discus throwing.

He won silver and bronze medals at the 2022 and 2023 world championships, respectively, showcasing his consistent prowess and potential on the global stage.

Alekna’s father, Virgilijus Alekna, a two-time Olympic champion in 2000 and 2004, previously held a top position on the all-time list with a throw of 73.88 meters in 2000, now ranking third after Mykolas’s achievement.

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