Lithuania’s Mykolas Alekna breaks discus throw world record

  • 2024-04-15
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania’s discus thrower Mykolas Alekna has broken a world record in the discus throw that stood for almost 40 years.

The 21-year-old European champion’s throw of 74.35 meters at the Oklahoma Throws Series World Invitational in Oklahoma, USA, on Sunday, eclipsed the mark of 74.08 meters set by Germany’s Jurgen Schult in June 1986, according to the organizers of the event.

According to the news portal, the previous world record of 74.08 meters was the longest unbroken record in men’s athletics.