Thomas Röhler (born 30 September 1991) is a German javelin thrower. He has a personal best of 87.63 m (287′ 6″). He was the German national champion in 2012 and 2013. He represented Germany at the 2012 and 2014 European Athletics Championships and the 2013 World Championships. Furthermore, he not only competed repeatedly at the IAAF Diamond League meetings, he was actually the one who took the diamond home!
2010 … 76,37m (250′ 6″)
2011… 78,20m (256′ 6″)
2012… 80,79m (265′ 0″)
2013… 83,95m (275′ 5″)
2014… 87,63m (287′ 6″)
What do you need to work on, improve?
Throwing is all about efficiency and technique, so I’ll keep focusing on those issues no matter which kind of exercise is on schedule. To improve on a top level, details put themselves in the foreground so me and my coach are going to find a good balance between reinforcing individual skills and improving on things that I’m not as good as I want to be.
Where will you be living this winter?
I’m going to stay on home turf in Jena (GER). Here I’ve got everything I need to prepare for new T&F adventures in 2015. On the side I’m working on my Bachelor degree in economics and sports at the University of Jena so it’s going to be my task to find a shrewd balance in between sports and study.
Who are you training with?
I’m part of a young and dynamic training squad, lead by my coach Harro Schwuchow. I’m sure winter times won’t get boring with the team..!
Who is your coach?
Harro Schwuchow, he’s the headcoach for throwing in Thuringia county and based in Jena. Working in T&F for quite a long time now and since 2013 he’s in Jena and responsible for javelin and all kinds of throws for youth. His passion is the throwing events but he’s experienced in developing young hep/decathletes as well.
Do you see your coach much?
I see my coach almost every day when I’m in training. We communicate a lot, discuss about our plans and schedules, that’s what makes us a great team.
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice?
I love throwing, so not throwing for 5 month is no opportunity for me.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
Trust me: Everything you can imagine! In my opinion the worst thing for a coach is a bored athlete.
Are you going to try anything new this off-season?
We share the philosophy of never stop changing, so for sure some new contents will find their way into the weekly schedule.
If so, what?
If the idea comes out to great, I’ll tell you later.
What will you do to relax?
Eat, sleep, chill, be happy and keep on doing.
When do you plan to compete again?
Probably I’m going to start throwing again in May, there’s no detailed plan yet, but Doha Diamond League meet looks to be a great place to start season. The opportunity European Cup Winterthrowing will be decided spontaneously.