Lithuania's Mykolas Alekna Breaks Men's Discus Throw World Record in Oklahoma

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On Sunday, April 14, Lithuania's Mykolas Alekna made history by breaking the men's discus throw world record at Oklahoma Throws Series World Invitational in the city of Ramona. The 21-year-old sensation achieved a distance of 74.35 meters, breaking one of the oldest World records in the sport that had stood since 1986.

Alekna's remarkable achievement not only shattered the long-standing record of 73.68 meters set by German athlete Jürgen Schult, but also showcased his exceptional talent and potential. The young Lithuanian's performance left crowds in awe and solidified his place as one of the world's most promising discus throwers.

Hailing from Vilnius, Lithuania, Alekna has been steadily rising through the ranks of athletics. At just 21 years old, Alekna has already clinched title at European championships and has secured silver and bronze medals at world championships. With this formidable record, he is now widely regarded as the frontrunner for the gold medal at the upcoming Paris Olympics this year.

With Mykolas Alekna's recent achievement, the Alekna family now boasts two of the top three men's discus throwers in history. Mykolas’s father, Virgilijus Alekna, holds the third spot on the world all-time list with a throw of 73.88m from the year 2000.

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