Curtis Thompson does it again! Takes 3rd at Spitzen Leichtathletik with 6th-best lifetime throw!!!!!!!!

Curtis Thompson surpassed the 270-foot plateau for the fourth straight meet Tuesday when he placed 3rd Tueaday in the Spitzen Leichtathletik in Luzern, Switzerland.

Thompson, a Florence High School graduate, hit 271-10 on his third attempt and finished behind 2012 Olympic gold medalist Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago [276-7] and Patriks Gailums of Latvia [273-5].

Here’s a look at Thompson’s last four meets:

270-3 – Aug. 6, Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
276-4 – Aug. 20, NACAC Championships, Grand Bahama Sports Complex, Freeport
274-11 – Aug. 26 Athletissima, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne
271-10 – Aug. 30, Spitzen Leichtathletik, Luzern, Switzerland

Before last month, Thompson had thrown 270 feet just twice – at the 2016 Olympic Trials and the 2021 Olympic Trials. He’s now hit 270 feet six times since July 4.

Thompson opened with a 262-3 and a foul before his 271-10. He followed that with a 266-2 and a 262-3 before fouling on his 6th and final attempt.

The 271-10 throw is the 6th-best of his life.

Thompson, a two-time U.S. champ and 2021 Olympian, is ranked No. 8 in the world this year and No. 1 among Americans with his lifetime-best 287-9 throw at the American JavFest in East Stroudsburg last month. He’s also No. 3 in U.S. history.

Here’s a look at all of Thompson’s lifetime 260-foot throws:
287- 9 … American JavFest, East Stroudsburg [Pa.] South High School, July 9, 2022
276-4 … NACAC, Freeport Stadium, Grand Bahamas, Bahamas, Aug. 20, 2022
274-11 … Athletissima, La Pontaise, Lausanne, Switzerland, Aug. 26, 2022
273- 4 … American JavFest, East Stroudsburg [Pa.] South High School, July 9, 2022
271-11… Olympic Trials, Hayward Field, Eugene, July 4, 2016
271-10 … Spitzen Leichtathletik, Luzern, Switzerland, Aug. 30, 2022
271- 7 … Olympic Trials, Hayward Field, Eugene, June 21, 2021
270- 3 … Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Invitational, Silesian Stadium, Chorzów, Poland, Aug. 6, 2022
269- 7 …American JavFest, East Stroudsburg [Pa.] South High School, July 9, 2022
268- 1 … Oregon Relays, Hayward Field, Eugene, April 23, 2022
268- 1 … World Athletics Championships, Hayward Field, Eugene, July 21, 2022
267- 4 … World Athletics Championships, Hayward Field, Eugene, July 21, 2022
267- 2 … USATF Throws Festival, Roy P. Drachman Stadium, Tucson, Ariz., May 22, 2021
266- 5 … USATF Throws Festival, Roy P. Drachman Stadium, Tucson, Ariz., May 21, 2022
266-2 … Spitzen Leichtathletik, Luzern, Switzerland, Aug. 30, 2022
265-10 … American JavFest, East Stroudsburg [Pa.] South High School, July 17, 2021
265-10 … Florida State Relays, Mike Long Track, Tallahassee, Fla., March 25, 2016
265- 7 … Victoria Track Classic, Centennial Stadium, Victoria, British Columbia, June 15, 2022
264- 8 … USATF Throws Festival, Roy P. Drachman Stadium, Tucson, Ariz., May 21, 2022
264- 1 … USATF Championships, Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore., June 26, 2022
264-0 … Athletissima, La Pontaise, Lausanne, Switzerland, Aug. 26, 2022
263-10 … 94th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Mike A. Myers Stadium, Austin, Texas, March 25, 2022
262-3 … Spitzen Leichtathletik, Luzern, Switzerland, Aug. 30, 2022
261- 6 … Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Invitational, Silesian Stadium, Chorzów, Poland, Aug. 6, 2022
260-11 … American JavFest, East Stroudsburg [Pa.] South High School, July 30, 2016
260- 1 … NACAC Under-23, San Salvador, Estadio Jorge “Mágico” González, June 17, 2016
260-1 … NACAC, Freeport Stadium, Grand Bahamas, Bahamas, Aug. 20, 2022

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