Also at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo (Norway) Christina Schwanitz was on Thursday night with 20.14 meters unbeatable. Discus thrower Christoph Harting was at its premiere in the Meeting Series fourth (62.19 m).
In the first round Christina made everything clear. 20.14m was a distance no one else was able to get even close to throughout the entire competition. After second place in Shanghai (China) and the victory on Sunday in Birmingham (Great Britain) Christina Schwanitz leads in the Diamond Race with ten points clear.
A cross-comparison, which could even be more interesting again during the season: For the meeting record of Olympic champion Valerie Adams (New Zealand) in Oslo from 2011 (20.26 m) were only twelve centimeters missing. If the still ailing seven-time world champion is in the ring again, the motivation for Christina Schwanitz will be a completely different again and who knows what kind of distances will come from that. “More pressure from the competition would be helpful, but I try to put everything in my attempts and to be ready when Valerie comes back,” said the vice-world champion.
Behind the European Champion Michelle Carter (USA; 19,20 m), surpassed another athlete the 19-meter mark. With Brittany Smith (18.93 m), Felisha Johnson (18.66 m) and Tia Brooks (18.54 m) three more US girls followed on the places three to five.
Christopher Harting scratching at podium
Finishing fourth was discus thrower Christoph Harting (62.19 m) at its premiere in the highest Meeting of Track and Field close to the podium. Rank two and three were missing only 13 centimeters in difficult wind conditions. The Dutchman Erik Cadee (62.32 m) was second, thanks to the better next attempt before Piotr Malachowski (Poland; 62.32 m). Even the victory went away with a distance that does not appear unachievable in the paper for a Harting: 63.85 meters were worth for the Poland Robert Urbanek 10,000 US dollars prize money.
The years women javelin event is quite interesting and open for newcomers. With Marharyta Dorozhon, the next athlete with a win and national record for Israel (64.56 m) appeared. For the three stations of the Diamond League this year were eight different throwers on the podium. Only Sunette Viljoen (South Africa, 64.36m) placed on the podium for the second time after Shanghai (China).
Olympic Champion Barbora Spotakova placed third with 64.10m which is close to her season best. The winner of Eugene (USA) Christina Obergföll landed this time with 60.88m on the 7th place.
Source: leichtathletik.de by Jan Henner Reitze