Most of the ones following Track & Field/Athletics know about the fact that Diamond League meeting organisers do not care for the hammer throwing event. They are still not part of the Diamond League and who knows if they ever will be. Throwholics strongly suggest to do everything possible to include the hammer throw and hence, we would like you to have a look at Kathrin Klaas’ petition:
Kathrin Klaas is fighting for the hammer throwing event for a couple of years now with no luck. The excuse of the meeting organisers is that it would be dangerous and all this kind of lame excuses…
Especially right now it is on top of the news cycles again. The 2014 European Championships are currently held in Zurich, Switzerland. And what a surprise even at a big event such as the European Championships there are no problems at all to include the hammer event IN THE STADIUM with the AUDIENCE around.
The two best German hammer throwers, Kathrin Klaas and even the world record holder Betty Heidler cannot understand why the hammer throw is still not part of the Diamond League. The competition was perfectly organised in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Nothing has happened and hence, security issues cannot be a proper/accepted reason to exclude the hammer event.
The comment by Kathrin Klaas right after the competition shows her gallow humour in the face of fears that the hammer throw could be dangerous.
As far as I know, no one died yesterday. We have shown that we can throw within the sector lines and that we are no threat at all to the audience.
Since more than two years Kathrin Klaas is trying to get the hammer event included in the Diamond League meetings. Please check the petition above and sign it if you want also support the hammer event! The arguments that there are no proper cages available are just excuses which should not be accepted anymore! One knows that the big events such as the World Championships and European Championships can still hold a hammer event within the stadium and with a large crowd around. Why can, often the same stadium, not do the same as part of the Diamond League ?! Right there is no valid reason which can be accepted!
The same opinion has the world record holder Betty Heidler.
There is no reason why you can not throw in the stadium. One could see that it is possible, even at the European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland. Whatever the organisers say, it is just an excuse.
If you wanna read more about Kathrin Klaas convincing case and arguments have a read of this one:
And definitely checkout the petition and support the hammer throw!!!
Also have a look at the Facebook Fanpage: HammerThrowers