In less than two weeks time the biggest throwing competition in the world will take place in Halle, Germany. Everyone who is somehow related to the throwing world knows about the “HALPLUS Werfertage”. As already stated in a previous article: “Halplus Werfertage 2014″ best special meeting world wide” the Halplus Werfertage were the best special meeting world wide, according to all-athletics.com.
Although the organizing team has changed compared to last year, the event will certainly be back one of the sporting highlights of Halle, Germany Even in Germany and worldwide, there is as always great interest in the event. Ritschel Falk took over the overall organisation of Heidi Eckert after the event last year and will also bring together with the organisation team a high-class starting field.
The first competitors have already signed up. So for example young chinese throwers are coming to Germany only for the competition in Halle. Many other throwers from Europe have also confirmed their participation. The first international top athletes are confirmed as well. The polish world record holder in the hammer throwing event, Anita Wlodarczyk, will be throwing in the same circle as Betty Heidler threw four years ago for her world record.
Wlodarczyk won last years European Championships in Zurich and grabbed silver at the 2013 World Championships. Even at the 2012 Olympic Games in London she won silver. Wlodarczyk will make the trip to the thrower days in Halle together with her compatrio Pawel Fajdek. he is the reigning world champion in the hammer throwing event and won last year in Halle. Both are now regulars and are able to break the meeting records.
This year also world class throwers from Cuba are going to compete. So Denia Caballero Ponce will throw the discus and try to take an advantage of the excellent conditions Halle provides. She has a personal best of 65.50m and is sure to fight for the victory. With a distance of 66.50m her compatriot Jorge Fernandez signed up for the men’s discus competition. It is the first time for some years that Cuban athletes are competing in Halle.