Dare New Zealanders dream of two shot put medals at the London Olympics after the extraordinary deeds of Valerie Adams and Jacko Gill? The 27-year-old Adams is the red-hot favourite to defend the gold medal garnered in Beijing after winning her third world championship title in 2011. Auckland wonderkid Gill has just turned 17 and, […]
Monthly Archive: December 2011
Statisticians A. Lennart Julin (SWE) and Mirko Jalava (FIN) continue their eight-part ‘End of Season’ 2011 review with the THROWS. – Men’s Throws – Shot Put USA is very much – almost as in the 1950’s and 1960’s – the leading power in this event as evidenced in 2011 by three of the top-five and six of the top-12 on the yearly […]
The text below is a post written by Kathrin Klaas and signed by many major hammer throwers. …but still not part of the Diamond League. Since the exclusion of the hammer throw from the world’s most important competition series our discipline has become ostracised to the point of complete exclusion. A replacement series for the […]
Dear Throwholics fans, the last round of “Who is going to be the thrower of the year 2011?” is over and here are the results: MALE: 35 votes Robert Harting 12 David Storl 23 FEMALE: 30 voters Valerie Adams 20 Betty Heidler 10 Therefore the Throwholics fan base voted for David Storl and Valerie Adams […]
Reigning NCAA Champion and transfer from Texas Tech, Julian Wruck, had a career day in his native country of Australia over the weekend as he posted a huge lifetime-best mark of 215-7 in the discus. Competing in Geelong, Victoria, Wruck crushed his previous personal best of 208-1 by over seven feet. That mark is an […]
Teenage shot put sensation Jacko Gill has toppled his own world youth 5kg record at the Millennium Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore tonight, but has fallen short of knocking ove the world under-20 record. Gill, who turns 17 tomorrow, threw 24.45m to better his own record by 10cm, which he set at the 2011 World […]
The 7th PSD Bank Meeting in the German city of Düsseldorf on February 10, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, has announced its first big names for one of the highlights of the indoor season. In an event sure to grab the public’s attention, local hero and world shot put champion David Storl, the 2011 […]
The year 2011 was a watershed one for German javelin thrower Matthias de Zordo. He first upset the odds to take gold at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu and then improved his personal best to 88.63m in Brussels to win the Samsung Diamond League’s Diamond Race. The 23-year-old soldier now has his eyes set […]
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