Germany has a lot of throwers in any of the 4 events available. For some of these events, such as the women and men’s javelin and the men’s discus throw, Germany is allowed to send 4 throwers. Christina Obergföll and Robert Harting, both World Champion, have wild cards. And Thomas Röhler won the Diamond League race to also get a wild card. Now Germany just needs to fill the open spots.
Unfortunately, Germany does not play according to the IAAF rules and set up their own set of rules to qualify for the world championships. The following list:
shows all athletes would be able to compete according to the required rules by the IAAF. Then there are some countries, which set up additional standards to make the team. For example, in the men’s discus event Christoph Harting and Martin Wierig, who both managed to throw the qualification standard of 65m are set. As mentioned before, Robert Harting, if he is ready to compete, has a wild card and will also be able to compete in Beijing. For Daniel Jasinski the 65m, set by Germany as a rule to go to Beijing, China seems to be hinder him right now. So far he has 64.69m thrown in Halle, not enough to be nominated for Germany’s team.
I have overcome by recent knee and back problems. And I will start in Luzern to compete against strong throwers to get the 65m.
Yesterday, Daniel competed at a competition in Recklinghausen, Germany. Due to the rain no good results were possible and so Daniel ended up with a best throw of 61.44m, still trying to get the 65m mark.