First of all Throwholics wants to say sorry for the confusion created earlier. We did not know that the results on that website were wrong. Our article was done before they even changed and corrected the distance thrown by the Serbian discus thrower Dragana Tomasevic. Right after the competition it was stated that she would have thrown 67,26m (220’t 8″) but instead it was “only” 57,26m (187′ 10″). Therefore, we corrected this article now. This can happen when you try to be the first announcing such a big news.
Earlier today we wrote about the new personal best of Shanice Craft in the discus with 64,16m (210′ 5″). Now it was the time for French discus thrower Mélina Robert-Michon. By looking at the start list everyone would have guessed the first place would be a battle between the German youngstar Anna Rüh and the French discus thrower Mélina Robert-Michon.
Right from the beginning Mélina Robert-Michon was leading the competition with her first attempt of 61,81m (202′ 9″). Anna Rüh did not even get close to it with her fist throw of 58,72m (192′ 7″). During the next rounds it looked like that Mélina Robert-Michon would not be beatable today. She fouled her 2nd and 3rd attempt but Anna did not improve any further. Only during the fourth round she managed to throw above the 60m line with a throw measured 61,78m (202′ 8″). Mélina Robert-Michon was still in the lead by 3 cm but she thought it might be not enough and improved also during the fourth round to secure her positition.
During the fifth round Michon improved further to 64,20m (210′ 7″) and secured her first place in the competition. Today Anna was not able to beat her but during the last attempt Anna Rüh finally underlined her good shape with a throw of 63,21m (207′ 4″).
A well seasoned sources said, “There are perfect conditions to throw far.”, and he would know.
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