For my first post I wanted to look at some statistics regarding the men’s hammer throw. In particular, I wanted to examine the performance of top hammer throwers in two Olympic years; 2000 and 2012. I hoped that by analyzing the two Olympic years that were twelve years apart I could get some unique insight [...]
David Storl has been low-key in recent months. Since August 2012, he has not competed anymore. In an interview with leichtathletik.de spoke the Olympic silver medalist shortly before he left to the training camp in Portugal about his not entirely voluntary break, and revealed that he is excited for the upcoming season. David Storl, we [...]
IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MOSCOW 2013 10 AUGUST – 18 AUGUST 2013 ENTRY STANDARDS Approved by IAAF Council – March 2012 and November 2012 QUALIFICATION PERIOD: • October 1, 2012 to July 29, 2013 Men A: 79.00m (259′ 2″) B: 76.00m (249′ 4″) The standards are higher! No surprise. It was an Olympic [...]
Heidler and Esser are winning again: Today about 800 spectators watched once again Esser (77,39m (253′ 10″)) and Heidler (74,36m (243′ 11″)) winning at the 11th international hammer throw competition in Fränkisch-Crumbach. The first attempt of Betty Heidler ended up being the vicotry throw of 74,36m (243′ 11″). “I’m happy that I won the competition, [...]
The incredible competition in Wiesbaden, Germany produced some really good results. Unfortunately, the men’s discus competition could not keep up the expectations one would have had after the women competitions. Robert Harting opens his season with 68,31m (224′ 1″) and won the competition against Martin Wierig 66,50m (218′ 2″). Martin Wierig was all the way [...]
We have already talked about the incredible conditions in Wiesbaden, Germany. Every event there right now produces massive results. The U20 World Champion of 2009, Julia Fischer flings the platter out to 66,04m (216′ 8″) and takes the lead. Unfortunately, Nadine Müller did not compete in Wiesbaden…. The next event is the men’s discus event including [...]
It seems that the conditions in Wiesbaden, Germany are incredible right now. First we have seen three qualification standards for the U23 European Championships by Germans Michael Salter, David Wrobel and Benedikt Stienen. But what’s happening now with the U23 women competition is insane. 20-year old Gu Siyu, who arrived in Europe with a personal [...]
Michael Salzer, David Wrobel and Benedikt Stienen are the ones who all achieved the qualification standard for the U23 European Championships in Tampere, Finnland (58.50m (191′ 11″)). The weather conditions are not bad at all, 19-20° C with light wind in the beginning. During the last two attempts the wind started to get stronger. Couple [...]
Top 10 2013
Robert Harting 68,31m Benn Harradine 68,20m Piotr Malachowski 67,34m Martin Wierig 66,50m Julian Wruck 66,32m Jason Morgan 65,94m Rutger Smith 65,91m Vikas Gowda 65,82m Ronald Juliao 65,55m Brett Morse 64,97m Ryan Whiting 22.28m Reese Hoffa 21.71m Justin Rodhe 21.29m Germán Lauro 21.26m Ryan Crouser 21.09m Kurt Roberts 20.98m Joe Kovacs 20.82m Georgi Ivanov 20.75m Tim Nedow 20.74m Marin Premeru 20.59m
- Javelin Throw Debate May 16, 2013
- World lead for Julian Wruck with impressive 66.32m! April 16, 2013
- Shot Put talents from Germany following David Storl’s footsteps April 27, 2013
- Waltzing To Victory: An Interview With Luke Bryant April 16, 2013
- Germán Lauro improves the national record to 20,98m April 27, 2013
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