Reigning shot put world champion and 2011 European Athletics Rising Star of Year David Storl was defeated by Reese Hoffa today. The XVI. Internationales ERDGAS Hallenmeeting presented a great meeting with very good results. Reese Hoffa won with 21,87m over David Storl 20,75m and Marco Fortes 20,57m. The 21,87m of Hoffa meant also a new world lead by almost 60cm on top of the old one.
Reese Hoffa presented a huge 20,81m opening shot and would have won with this one as well. David Storl openened with 20,75m and couldn’t generate a better one during the whole competition. At least not a valid one. He fouled 4 times during this competition and just could release another throw of 20,67m.
Today Hoffa threw 2 x over 21m and finished with 21,87m in the last throw. This throw means a new world lead by almost 60cm.
Marco Fortes who became third in the competition releases a 20,57m throw in the last round.
The results can be found HERE