Double world champion David Storl who in Biberach two days ago and showed another world class performance with a 21.84m toss. David did an interview with Radio 7 at which he talked about the upcoming national championships (July 24-26th) and the upcoming world championships in Beijing, China.
“The German national championship is the final form test before the world championships, after that I will only continue to train and increase my form”, said David Storl before his appearance in Biberach and after the first 22m toss of his career with 22.20m in Lausanne.
The showdown will be after the Diamond League meeting in Monaco (July 17) and the meeting in Gotha (July 19th) to complete the competition series before the season highlight. Then the defending champion will be prepare for the world championships in Beijing, China, where he meets his strongest opponents from overseas. If David Storl will get injury free through the next weeks, he knows he is well prepared. “So i can look very focused and concentrate on myself and just make my own competition,” said Storl.
With Nuremberg to Beijing
The world leading mark is set by the American Joe Kovacs (22.35m), who could not convince at big events so far despite his strong competitions before major season highlights. “With him I already a head to head race around the 22m mark. He is my biggest rival. Let’s see how he will cope with the competition in Beijing.” The last competition before Beijing will be at the national championships in Nuremberg.
David Storl is rather modest about his new dream toss. “The Americans are tossing around the 22m for over 10 yeas. This is nothing unusual to encounter 22m. “In Germany, however, has only the European record holder Ulf Timmermann (23.06m) and Udo Beyer (22.64m) tossed beyond the 22m mark. “There is a difficulty in finding someone who can toss that far,” said the 24-year-old.
Hard work to dream mark
The world record of 23.12 meters says David Storl, despite his fantastic powers and speed to accelerate the seven-kilo ball, as currently not possible. US Boy Christian Cantwell (22.50 m) was the last was, who would have spoken of an attack and did not make it. “One should think about it very hard how much work one has to put into that to again throw one meter further than it is possible now.
David Storl has almost worked 2 year for his goal, with national coach Sven Lang and the support of the Institute for Applied Training Science (IAT) in Leipzig in order to increase by 23 centimeters and also being able to do that in competitions. “It is not possible to add another meter in 14 days,” jokes the Olympic silver medalist, who knows what he can still improve on and how long it will take to toss once again the 7.26kg ball over the 22m mark like he did in Lausanne.
Source: leichtathletik.de by Pamela Ruprecht