Throwholics wrote already about Valerie Adams’ 4th WC gold medal in Moscow (“Valerie Adams Takes Historical (4th) Gold in Moscow”). But Christina Schwanitz was the one who surprised a lot of people during the final. She was in the 4th place until the last throw when she rocked a new personal best of 20,41m for silver.
As one would expect from the youngster, she has 21m gold medals in her sites. “I would like to toss 21m. This should be enough for the gold medal”, said Christina Schwanitz. In an interview with the well-known technical magazine “Leichtathletik” Christina talks about her future goals until the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 2016.
Valerie Adams has said she will definitely stay in the game until the next Olympic Games so Schwanitz need to keep her eue on the prize to make the 1m jump needed to be in the hunt for Rio gold . Adams will not give up the next Olympic title without a fight. Everyone knows that if a thrower comes close, she will come under pressure and who know how far the 4kg ball will fly when Adams hits the nitro switch.
21m is a very big goal Christina for her to pursue. Within the past 15 years only Valerie Adams and Larissa Peleschenko have mustered the strength and skill to defeat the 21m line. Valerie Adams’ personal best stands at 21,24m from the World Championships in Daegu from 2011. Larissa Peleschenko tossed the shot to 21,46m in 2000. Throwholics does not count the 21,58m which by Nadseja Astaptschuk in 2012 due to the positive doping tests she had at the Olympic Games in London later that year.
Throwholics wishes Christina all the best for her goals and looks forward to these to titans of track & field battles in the 7′ ring.