Gedly Tugi: Estonia’s Rising Star in Javelin Throw

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In the quaint town of Karksi-Nuia, nestled in the heart of Estonia, a new athletic talent is making waves. Gedly Tugi, a name now echoing through the corridors of javelin throwing, shares with us her journey from a young enthusiast to a contender on the global stage. Her story is one of ambition, guided by the foundational teachings of her father, Taimo Tugi, and refined under the tutelage of esteemed coaches.

Her progression in the sport was significantly shaped by the early mentorship of Mikk-Mihkel Arro, a former decathlete who introduced her to the life and training routines of professional athletes. “Working with Mikk-Mihkel for six years was crucial; under his guidance, I won my first international medals in youth competitions,” Gedly reflects on this pivotal phase of her career.


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Currently, Gedly’s training is spearheaded by Magnus Kirt, not just as a mentor but as her main coach, providing strategic oversight and technical refinement. Toomas Merila assists primarily with javelin technique, complementing Magnus’s broader coaching role. Meanwhile, Indrek Tustit is tasked with designing her physical training plans. “Having such a dedicated team allows me to focus on excelling in every aspect of the sport,” Gedly notes.

Gedly’s accolades, including a silver medal at the U23 European Championships in Espoo in 2023 and a personal best throw of 60.65 meters, underline her burgeoning career. When asked about these achievements, Gedly is quick to share the credit. “These milestones are not just mine; they’re a reflection of the support and faith my family, coaches, and Magnus have in me,” she notes, emphasizing the collective effort behind her success.

Looking ahead, Gedly has her eyes set on the upcoming 2024 Olympics, a stage she’s dreamed of since she first picked up a javelin. “The Olympics represent the pinnacle of what we, as athletes, strive for. It’s not just about competing; it’s about showcasing the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and the unwavering belief that anything is possible,” Gedly explains, her determination evident.

Gedly’s journey from Karksi-Nuia to the precipice of international acclaim is more than just an athletic endeavor; it’s a narrative of passion, resilience, and the power of a supportive network. Her story serves as a source of inspiration, not just for aspiring athletes, but for anyone chasing their dreams against the odds.

As we wrapped up our conversation, Gedly shared a final thought: “Every throw is a lesson, every competition an opportunity. I’m just getting started.”

Chanz, known for its enthusiastic support of Estonia’s top athletes, is proudly sponsoring Gedly Tugi, one of the nation’s brightest stars in javelin throwing. This partnership highlights Chanz’s commitment to nurturing homegrown talent, providing Gedly with the resources and support needed to excel on the international stage. “It’s an honor to have Chanz by my side,” Gedly says, “Their support not only boosts my training but also amplifies my ability to focus fully on my athletic goals.” is operated by Dreambox Games OÜ with online gambling licenses in Estonia, Sweden and Denmark.

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