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Hannes Kirchler: an Italian discus thrower.

April 30, 2018

Hannes Kirchler: an Italian discus thrower.

Born at Merano (Bolzano) 22th of dicember 1978 Height 1.93m Weight 115kg

Team: Carabinieri Bologna
Coach: Diego Fortuna
National appearances: 26

When he was a teenager he practice three different sports at the same time. Football at Maia Alta, Handball at SCM Merano and Track and field at the SCM Athletics Merano.

In 1999 he joins the military sports group of the Carabinieri at Bologna in Italy. From 2004 he is being coached by Silvano Simeon a legend in italian discus throw, unfortunately passed away in 2010.

He throws for the very first time over 60 meters in 2004,. In 2007 he reaches his personal best of 65,01m qualifying for the World Championships in Osaka (JPN).

During the season 2008 Hannes take part in the Olympic Games in Beijing in China.

Since 2013 his new coach becomes Diego Fortuna a former team mate of the C.S. Carabinieri and one of the best italian discus throwers of all time. In that same year Hannes throws an indoor Italian record in Växjö (Sveden) with 59,13m.

After 14 consecutive seasons over 62 meters in 2016 he breaks the Italian master record with 64,97m in Tarquinia.

Finally in 2016 he reaches one of his most desired goals of his career: an international final finishing 10. at the European Championships in Amsterdam (NED).

2017 he wins the gold medal at the European Team Throwing Cup at Gran Canaria (ESP).

In 2018 his main goals are the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona (ESP) and the European Championships in Berlin (GER). Other future goals are the World Championships 2019 in Doha in Qatar and obviously the Olympic Games in Tokio 2020.

Other than sports Hannes is a passionate musician, playing guitar and singing. He recorded two albums in the past with two different bands.

Italian Championships

  • 13 times italian champion discus throw(2005/2010, 2014/2017)

International Competitions

Year

Competition

Location

Event

Result

2006

Mediterranean Games

Almeria

Discus throw

qualification

European Championships

Göteborg

Discus throw

18º

56,78 m

2007

World Championships

Osaka

Discus throw

21º

60,34 m

World Military Games

Hyderabad

Discus throw

58,61 m

2008

Olympic Games

Pechino

Discus throw

33º

56,44 m

2009

Mediterranean Games

Pescara

Discus throw

60,93 m

2011

World Military Games

Rio De Janeiro

Discus throw

57,46 m

2014

European Championships

Zurigo

Discus throw

22º

59,24 m

2016

European Championships

Amsterdam

Discus throw

60,18 m

2017

European Team Throwing Cup

Gran Canaria

Discus throw

10º

59,54 m


Hannes Kirchler: an Italian discus thrower.
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