The javelin competition at the U23-DM in Wetzlar was only a few minutes ongoing when the winner was already set – with a tour de force. In the very first attempt Christin Hussong threw the implement to 61.57m. What a perfect landing, because then she threw seven centimeters more than the required qualification standard for the World Championships in Beijing (China).
The increase was long overdue. The 21-year old Christin Hussong throws this season with an incredible consistency, ended four of her five outdoor competitions with distances of just under 61 meters. Accordingly, she was happy that it worked in Wetzlar with the WC qualification standard. Especially next to World Champion Christina Obergföll three more German javelin throwers are allowed to compete – and Christin is the fourth, which has cracked the standard.
“This season I was better and more consistent than ever before, and have only thrown distances with a difference of 15 centimeters. Although I did not put pressure on myself. But I knew that I can throw the standard and wanted to show what I am capable of”.
The fact that this worked in the very first attempt came as no surprise for the U18 World Champion of 2011. “If I pull myself together, I am very good with my first and last attempt”. The last attempt did not work as expected this time, because after the first round, the tension was gone. “That was to be expected. I was so relieved.”
Technically still room for improvement
That Christin Hussong still has potential, proves her personal best of 63.34 meters. “I need to improve technically in a few details still. Then I can throw that far again.”
Maybe even at the U23 European Championships in Tallinn (Estonia, July 9 to 12), where the now two-time German U23 champion probably arriving as the leader of the start list. Until then Hussong spents another week at home before it goes into the training camp in Kienbaum. “Of course I’m the favorite, If I keep my lead.”
In Tallinn Christin Hussong will face more competition than in Wetzlar. Because Charlotte Müller (51.42 M) and Dana Bergrath (51.07 m) were about ten meters behind.
Source: Leichtathletik.de by Michael Wiener