The 20th anniversary of the 2015 Wiesbadener Werfercup produced some incredible throwing results. Christoph Harting took over the world lead in the mens discus event with 67.53m. Anna Rüh won the women discus event, also with a massive new personal best of 66.14m (217′). At today’s competition exactly 24 qualification standards for the upcoming international competitions, such as the U18 World Championships, U20 European Championships, U23 European Championships and the World Championships in Beijing, China have been thrown.
Anna Rüh first time over 66 meters
Theere are three German discus throwers who passed the qualification standard of 61.50m for the World Championships in Bejing, China. This year it was Anna Rüh who won the competition over other big names such as Nadine Müller, Dani Samuels and Julia Fischer. Unfortunately, the fourth big name, Shanice Craft, was not able to compete due to a minor injury.
“I feel good, and I do not have any problems, actually a new personal best is due,” said the 21-year old Anna before the competition. After the first attempt she had already set a new personal best with 65.84m. “Right after the first attempt the pressure was gone”, she confessed later. With three more throws over 64m, the massive 66.14m throw followed in round 6. There are only Sandra Perkovic and Dani Samuels who have thrown further this year.
“I have announced the new personal best already the past two years, finally I was able to show,” said Anna Rüh who struggled last year with technical problems. After the end of her apprenticeship, the support of the Armed Forces and an injury-free preparation, a new record have already been predicted durin training. “But in terms of the World Championships, it is equally important that I show a stable performance. I want to throw the entire year 63 and 64m. I am confident that this will go as planned”
German Trio Wins Women Discus Competition
Also Nadine Müller can look back at a solid season opening competition with her throw of 65.30m which puts her 2nd on the podium. With the Diamond Leafgue meeting in Doha (Qatar, May 15th) and the Hallescher Werfertage (16th-17th May) Müller has two more high profile competitions in front of her. Julia Fisch placed third with 64.64m and was also able to celebrate passing the qulification standard for the World Championships. Last Year Dani Samuels from Australia won the competition but this time she had to be satisfied with the fourth place and 63.99m
Another German candidate for the World Championship tickets was in Wiesbaden as a spectator. The Europan Championships bronze medalist Shanice Craft has suffered an injury, a hamstring in the flexors during her last training camp 5 weeks ago interrupted her plan to open the season in Wiesbaden. Shanice will not, as announced erroneously, compete in Doha. The 21-year old takes it in easy. “I’m not going crazy now. I look how it goes. If the injury would have happenend later that season, it would have been over. So the target of the U23 European Championships and the World Championships is still in sight.
The final results: HERE
Source: leichtathletik.de by Silke Morrissey