Tomorrow, the world’s biggest throwing competition is going to take place in Halle, Germany. Every event is set with top notch throwers. The list of world class athletes is so long, we’re not making a list for fear of missing a few. So please, if you’re not mentioned here, don’t take it the wrong way.
First some facts, why we call it the biggest throwing competition in the world?
550 throwers form 29 nations are going to compete tomorrow!!! give us a shout if you know of a bigger competition :D
The biggest and best event is probably the men’s discus.
The Olympic Champion, World Champion and European Champion Robert Harting will face off against ten who have thrown over 65m, including the German’s main rival Piotr Malachowski, who is one of the elite in the recent years. In 2013, he had his 1st throw over the magic 70m line to lead the world with his 71m throw.
Not only from outside of Germany are competitors, also the German Martin Wierig is willing to fight for the first place . He underlined his great shape in Wiesbaden last week with almost 67m. But thats not all. Germany has three spots for the European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland and Daniel Jasinski, Christoph Harting and Markus Münch are going to fight for the third spot on the team.
The Australian Discus thrower Benn Harradine will also be present and will most likely show off one of his special “suits” as a big surprise to the amazing crowd in Halle. Throwholics will keep you posted about his latest suit. The legend Alekna called the organizers, asking to be allowed to throw as well. And what do you think? Sure he will be one of the eleven throwers who have a PB over 65m.
Hence, the mens discus has an incredible list of throwers competing tomorrow. But also the women discus comp will be a blast. The first four on the list are the German throwers who would like to compete at the European Championships later this year. Nadine Müller, Julia Fisher, Shanice Craft and Anna Rüh are all capable of making the team for the European Championships. All of them cleared the qualification standard with ease. Now its time to throw some PB’s in Halle! How far will it go? Any expectations? We will let you know!
The men’s hammer field is the best one ever at the Halplus Werfertage. Ziolkowski, Fajdek, Al-Gamal, Esser, Litvinoc, Nazarov and Melich have all PBS’s over the 80m mark. Currently the egyptian Al-Gamal is leading the world but who knows what might happen tomorrow?!
The women hammer field is also impressively filled with high rollers. Heidler, Zhang, Klaas, Fiodorow, Dahlgren, Orban, Hitchon, Salis, Andersson, and Liu are the ones who threw over 70m already. Heidler is already in a good shape and who knows if she will break the her own World Record and finally getting over 80m as well?
The mens shot put list is missing the German double World Champion David Storl, since he will be a big player at the Diamond League Meeting in Shanghai. He will compete against the other big guys such as Ryan Whiting. Tomasz Majewski and Christian Cantwell.
So who is leading the current start list? Prasil, Lesnoi and Mesic willbe fighting for the top podium. We will probably see still some throws over the 21m mark. Christina Schwanitz is the one to be look out for within the women shot put field. Unfortunately there is no match who might even get close to her. Denise Hinrichs used to throw over 19m but she is still recovering from a 2 year injury phase. Throwholics wishes all the best and that she can finally come back without any injures.
The mens javelin looks promising as well. Mannio, Wöschler, Grzeszczuk, Röhler, Krukowski and Seifert thrown already over 82m in their career. Since Javelin is quite interesting and highly depending on “hitting the right one” no one know who might get to the podium tomorrow afternoon.
Within the women javelin competition it will be Germany vs. China vs. Poland. Stahl, Li, Zhan, Molitor and Madejczyk are probably the ones fighting for the first place.
Throwholics wishes everyone good luck and
The current startlist: (15.05.2014)