Throwholics has to revise the article about David Wrobel and Michael Salzer. Last week Throwholics has published an article about the pair announcing their throws having led qualification standard for the U23 Eurpean Championships in Finland.
Last week we published this ARTICLE about Wrobel and Salzer. Today the discus world record holder and German head coach of the field events Jürgen Schult announced that even though his young throwers have produced great throws with their 59.93m (196′ 7″)and 58.50m (192′ 0″) they do not have an official qualification standard for the U23 European Championships in Tampere, Finland.
“There is a side rule in the offical qualification standards of the German Athletic Federation which precisely describes the competitions which are valid for a qualification standards. Apparently the competition at which David and Michael have thrown the results is not valid”, said coach Schult earlier today.
The official qualification standards by the German Athletic Federation: HERE
Obviously those are in German but as one can see under section 3.1.8 coach Schult is right. This competition was not a national championship nor any other championships. Therefore this result would only be valid as a qualification standard if there would have been three throwers who are in the national team in either the A- or B-pool. David and Michael were the only ones who are in the national B-pool and hence their results cannot be used as an qualificaiton standard.
Throwholics is very sorry for the misleading news from last weekend. But on the other side we definitely believe David and Michael will throw theses distances within the next competitions. Especially at competition held in Wiesbaden or in Halle which is the world best throwing competition, those results will be valid.
Throwholics wishes both of them good luck and fluat ventus ob vultum.