World champion David Storl stepped onto the 7′ stage for a three act play, Aufstieg und Fall des 21m, in three days with one main goal, abuse the 21m (68′ 10″) line… and abuse he did.
Act 1: Thursday saw Storl take the Düsseldorf stage with Tomasz Majweski and came away with the win with a useful 21,10m (69′ 2″) to improve his world leading throw by 6cm.
Act 2: After a intermission to travel three hours to Karlsruhe Storl not only beat the double Olympic Champion Tomasz Majewski again, he added well traveled US American Ryan Whiting to a understudy role on the night’s playbill. Storl pushed the ball to 21,33m (69′ 11″), only 4cm short of the new world lead threw by Whiting last Friday in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Act 3: Rochlitz, Germany was the stage of the final scene of Storl‘s three act play, Aufstieg und Fall des 21m Wurf. He kept his promise and went 21,02m (68′ 11″) for the win.