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. 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.
Christopha Harting requested to play a song and to turn up the volume to maximum, went into the ring, turned to the rhythmic clapping of the audience and threw the 2kg implement as far as never before. The first attempt erased already the world leading mark by Gerhard Mayer (67.20m) with a massive 67.53m (221′ 6″) throw. Christoph improved his previous personal best by over 2.5m coming from 64.99m. “This is the world leading mark, why wouldn’t I be satisfied”, said the younger brother of Robert Harting. “A big htorw would have been a throw of 69 or 70m”.
No one besides Christoph was able to throw as far. Only the Australian Benn Harradine came somewhat close to the 67m mark with his attempt of 66.75m which secured him the 2nd place on the podium. He was followed by Martin Wierig 64.76m, Daniel Jasinski 64.43m and Markus Münch 63.53m who were all short of the qualification standard of 65m for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing, China.
It looks like it that Robert Harting has a younger brother coming out of his shadow. It will be interesting to see what will happen when Robert is fully back to compete and faces his younger brother in such a good shape. Throwholics is eager to see what the future of throwing will be in Germany.
The final results: HERE
Source: leichtathletik.de by Silke Morrissey