Heidler and Esser are winning again: Today about 800 spectators watched once again Esser (77,39m (253′ 10″)) and Heidler (74,36m (243′ 11″)) winning at the 11th international hammer throw competition in Fränkisch-Crumbach.
The first attempt of Betty Heidler ended up being the vicotry throw of 74,36m (243′ 11″). “I’m happy that I won the competition, but with the technique and the distance I am not satisfied. After all those training sessions it was clear that it is not going to be perfect”, so said the hammer throw world record holder, in Frankish-Crumbach, who was for the eighth time on the podium at the top.
Kathrin Klaas placed second with 72,57m (238′ 1″) which also was achieved during the first round. Canada’s Sultana Frizell became third with 69,70m (228′ 8″).
“It was very difficult to keep the performance high due to the bad weather conditions. Moreover, so soon after a training camp the small details regarding the technique are not fixed yet. We have to continue working on those. But it was good to throw the qualification standard right away for the World Championships in Moscow, Russia,” noticed the Olympic fifth Kathrin Klaas after the award ceremony.
Eighth victory for Markus Esser
The eight-time winner of the Hammer Throw meetings of Frankish-Crumbach Markus Esser also showed good form. He was lucky because he still was throwing in sunny conditions. He showed consistency with throws beyond the 75m and won with his winning throw of 77,39m. He was followed by his teammate Sven Möhsner 72.66 m (238′ 4″) and the Egyptian Hassan M. Mahmoud 72.12 m (236′ 7″).
The day before the U20 thrower Simon Long had his first 70m (229′ 7″) throw of the season. With 70.77m (232′ 2″), he cleared the qualification standard for the U20 European Championships in Rieti (Italy, July 18 to 21), which is 70m (229′ 7″). However, the victory went to the Dutch Denzel Comenentia with 71.66m (235′ 1″).
The hammer of Vanessa Pfeiffer landed in the second attempt at 57.92m (190′). Her three other valid tests would have been enough for the win as well. Second was Susen Küster with 55.86m (183′ 3″).
Source: leichtathletik.de Arndt Götze