FDC Name:A Century of Track and Field Athletics in Estonia.
Issue Date:22nd SEP'2009.
Details:We count the centenary of Estonian athletics from the first athletics competitions in Tallinn and Tartu in 1909. The first Olympic Games of the antiquity can be regarded as the starting signal of modern athletics. The last century, which seems like an hour side by side with the the 3,000-year history of the games of the antiquity, offers unforgettable moments and emotions to all friends of sports and probably to every Estonian. The brightest of them are connected with the Olympic gold medals of high jumper Jüri Tarmak in 1972 in Munich, of triple jumper Jaak Uudmäe in 1980 in Moscow, of decathlete Erki Nool in 2000 in Syndey of discus thrower of Gerd Kanter in 2008 in Beijing.