Joy and sorrow were close together for the Frankfurt hammer throwers on Friday. World record holder Betty Heidler won on the first day of the Diamond League Meeting in Eugene (USA) with 75.93 meters and continuing her winning streak. Her club colleague Kathrin Klaas experienced a very painful day of competition and caused a shock moment.
Betty Heidler´s fourth throw was the best one which was measure with 75,94m. She was chasing Anita Wlodarczyk, who was leading with her first round throw of 75.60 meters and once again Betty Heidler proved her competition qualities. Third was world champion Tatyana Lysenko (Russia, 74.95 m).
On the other side for Kathrin Klaas the competition was a disaster. She felt during the throw on the circle and hit her head and got sewn with five stitches. “The season always takes interesting twists,” the 28-year-old posted on Twitter to be some kind of tragic irony.