The German hammer thrower Kathrin Klaas has improved the European season best to 74,55m (244′ 7″) in Zeulenroda, Germany. The 30-year-old Olympic-fifth placer threw down in a thrilling duel finishing eight inches ahead of the world record holder Betty Heidler. The Olympic bronze medalist Heidler improved her season best to 74,47m (244′ 4″). The Chinese bronze medalist from last years World Championships in Moscow, Zhang Wenxiu placed third with great 72,76m (238′ 8″).
Kathrin Klaas is very happy about her performance. The 74,55m (244′ 7″) was the sixth-longest throw in her career. She had not thrown further since the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Throwholics talked briefly with her after the competition:
“I’m pleased with the result also with regard to the nomination for the European Team Championships. The past training sessions have indicated good results and I still hope to be able improve even further in the upcoming weeks.”
Throwholics wishes all he best for the season and hopefully some bigger throws.
Yanbo Yang won the women discus competition with a useful 61,57m (202′ 0″), Xiaoxin Lu placed second with 60,88m (199′ 9″) and Heike Koderisch third with 58,83m (193′ 0″). David Wrobel wins the mens discus comp with 59,94m (196′ 8″) and Tony Zeuke who is promising candidate for the U20 World Championships in Eugene, threw 60,02m (196′ 11″)
The full results: