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6 August, 2021

Well Done Matthew - What A Champion!

Throwing a Personal Best of 67.02 metres at the Tokyo Olympics Matthew Denny was placed fourth - just 5 centimetres short of a Bronze Medal.

Photo courtesy Athletics Australia.

The Olympic Games in Tokyo was the scene for Allora’s Matthew Denny who threw with the best in the World. Matthew, under coach Ben Thomson, has become Australia’s most successful male discus athlete at an Olympic Games. 

Throughout the heats Matthew threw between 65 and 66.06 metres leaving everyone at home on the edge of their seats.

Then in the Finals on Saturday night Matthew finished a very close fourth place in the sixth round - throwing a huge personal best of 67.02 metres. 

With the Tokyo Olympics ticked off Matthew could now be looking at the World Games in Alabama USA and the Commonwealth Games in Bermingham England in 2022. 

The next Olympic Games will be held in Paris France in 2024 - will we see our Champ do Allora and Australia proud, again? We hope so!

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