Martin Wierig is curently ranked No. 2 in Germany. Only Christoph Harting has thrown further this season. Until yesterday he was not managing to throw the qualification standard for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing. He came close to it at couple of competitions for example in Wiesbaden, Germany or one week later in Halle, Germany. Finally he could release the pressure not being able to throw the standard with a massive throw of 65.94m at the Schönebeck Sole Cup 2015.
For Martin Wierig it was worth to take the short trip to Schönebeck. The 65m was long overdue and finally he underlined his good shape for the upcoming world championships in Beijing, China. Martin opened the competition with 65.64m followed by two fouls and then three more throws over the 65m mark. The fourth was the furthest one with 65.94m. The series was quite impressive and it seems that there is more to come in next weeks while preparing for the World Championships.
Now there are two discus throwers over the qualification standard of 65m, Christoph Harting and Martin Wierig. Olympic, World and European Champion Robert Harting has a wildcard and does not need to throw the qualification standard. But until now it is uncertain if he will even compete or use the time off for a better preparation for the Olympic Games in Rio next year. There are two other throwers definitely capable of throwing the 65m mark. Markus Münch was only 70cm short of the standard and is confident for the next competitions achieve the standard. “Today I felt that there is more to come and that the throws will be going further soon,” Markus writes on his Facebook page. Markus throw twice exactly 64.30m, and added two more throws beyond the 63m line. David Wrobel placed third with 62.58m and Sebastian Scheffel with a new personal best of 59.23m fourth.
It’s done! World Championship qualification standard in my pocket !! Thanks Schönebeck. It was again a lot of fun.
Now I will continue fighting. The first step is done. Thank you all who have believed in me.
Arguing at a high level would I could say. I finished the competition with constant 62m throws with the third place. At the end of the competition my furthest throw was measured 62,58m. Unfortunately, I could not show what I was throwing during my warm up throws. But this will probably happen during the next competitions. Congratulations for Martin Wierig who achieved with 65.94m finally the qualification standard for the world championships in Beijing. On Monday Martin and me are going back to Kienbaum for a 12 day training camp in order to prepare for the German national championships. I wish you all a nice weekend.