Monday, 03 August 2009

Kanter leads Estonian squad of 19 to Berlin

Gerd Kanter continues his show of excellent form  (Getty Images)

Gerd Kanter continues his show of excellent form (Getty Images)

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    • Ksenija Balta celebrates her surprise victory in the long jump, where she leapt to a world-leading 6.87m, an Estonian record
    Gerd Kanter, the Olympic champion in the Discus Throw, leads Estonia's squad of 19 to the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany (15 – 23 August).

    The team also includes European indoor Heptathlon champion Mikk Pahapill (Decathlon) and European indoor Long jJump champion Ksenia Balta.

    Men:
    Gerd Kanter – discus throw
    Aleksander Tammert – discus throw
    Märt Israel – discus throw
    Andrus Värnik – javelin throw
    Mihkel Kukk – javelin throw
    Tanel Laanmäe – javelin throw
    Taavi Peetre – shot put
    Mikk Pahapill – decathlon
    Andres Raja – decathlon
    Mikk-Mihkel Arro – decathlon
    Lauri Leis – triple jump
    Tiidrek Nurme – 1500 m
    Marek Niit – 200 m

    Women:
    Kaie Kand - heptathlon
    Moonika Aava – javelin throw
    Ksenija Balta – long jump
    Sirkka-Liisa Kivine – long jump
    Kaire Leibak – triple jump
    Anna Iljuštšenko – high jump