As we reported earlier Harting’s entry in the Werfer Cup was up in-the-air… until today.
The reigning Olympic champ’s dinged-up knee cast doubt on his inclusion. But ring-a-ding-ding to Peter Schulte, the meeting director, who is ecstatic when Robert told him he will be in the 2.5m ring this Sunday. “Robert is not quite satisfied with his current technique. But he will still throw and try to win.”, said Schulte.
Waiting with baited breath to end the well groomed German’s 33-meet win streak is none other than countryman Martin Wierig. Wierig’s personal best of 68,33m (224′ 2″) marks him as Harting’s only real rival from the motherland. But as we all know Harting is going to chase the world record of Virgilijus Alekna, who was unbeaten for quite some time. Harting would not risk his win streak if he would not be sure to be able to win against Wierig. Wierig on the other hand is in a really good shape and this competition might bring some attention.
There is another world record Harting would try to beat. If he is going to win the Werfer Cup in Wiesbaden, he will be unbeaten for 1,003 days. The current record holder is the discus world record holder Jürgen Schult.
The big goal for Harting is the World Championship in Moscow. He would like to grab the gold medal for the third time in a row.
Throwholics will keep you up 2 date what the competition will bring.
The complete list of competitors: HERE