The German national championships men’s discus event has just finished with Christoph Harting on top of the podium. He won with his last round effort of 64.06m. Martin Wierig became 2nd with 63.55m and Markus Münch 61.61m 3rd.
German’s long tradition in the men’s discus event is quite strong. Today, in absence of the Olympic, World and European Champion Robert Harting, Christoph Harting won the German championships.
Martin Wierig opened the competition with 62.59m taking an early lead. Markus Münch being second with 60.27m and Christoph Harting 3rd with 60.16m. The other German who was looking to achieve the qualification standard of 65m was Daniel Jasinski. He opened with 59.71m.
During the competition Martin was leading until the 3rd round at which Christoph Harting took over. He threw 63.55m during his 3rd attempt. Martin Wierig answered straight away with his 4th round throw, exactly 63.55m as well. Due to the better 2nd best attempt Martin was leading the competition. Markus Münch improved to 61.49m, Daniel Jasinski to 60.77m and David Wrobel threw 60.83m.
During the final round, Christoph Harting unleashed 64.06m to win the German championships. Martin Wierig fouled his last attempt and was not able to take back the gold medal.
On Wednesday, Germany will announce officially who is going to make the team for Beijing. So far only Christoph Harting and Marting Wierig have surpassed the qualification standard of 65m. Next to them, Robert Harting has a wildcard and will decide later on if he is going to compete. Daniel Jasinski threw 64.69m in Halle, in May and is now hoping for the nomination. Based on the top 32 rule by the IAAF Daniel Jasinski would stillbe allowed to compete. Now its up to the German federation if they want to take him along.