The discus event of the German championships has just finished. There were six throwers who have previously throwng the qualification standard for the upcoming world championships. Every country is allowed to nominate three athletes per discipline, unless a wildcard is available. Germany does not have a wildcard and hence, the discus tickets are battled for. Julia Fischer won the German championships with a new season best of 65.98m. Followed by Nadine Müller 65.72m and Shanice Craft 64.79m.
Previously, Throwholics already talked about the 6 German Discus Women ready for Beijing! Today was the battle for the 3 available tickets. The German head coach will have to figure out what to do. Julia Fischer has probably the best chances for the ticket because she won the championships with a new season best of 65.98m. Nadine Müller, former vice world champion, placed 2nd with 65.72m and Shanice Craft, who recently won the U23 European Championships became 3rd with 64.79m, which was also a new season best for her.
Before the eyes of her boyfriend Robert Harting discus thrower Julia Fischer won the German championships for the first time and thus probably also the ticket for the World Championships in Beijing, China(August 22 to 30).
Anna Rüh, who is leading the German top list with 66.14m, thrown in May placed 4th and now has to hope for a ticket. The decision on the nomination will be announced on Wednesday.
Julia Fischer openend the comptition with a foul. Nadine Müller took an early lead with her new season best of 65.72m and same did Shanice Craft. She opened also with a new season best of 64.79m. Unfortunately, Anna Rüh did not throw in top form. She opened with 60.04m and improved throughout the competition only by one meter. Her final throw of 61.97m meant the 4th place and hoping for a ticket. Both, Shanice Craft and Nadine Müller did not improve during the remaining 5 attempts. Only Julia Fischer took over teh lead with her 5th round throw of 65.98m. The decision which will be made on Wednesday will be a difficult one…..Throwholics wishes good luck to all of them.
Claudine Vita, who produced also the qualification standard during the season ended up 5th with 58.32m. Sabine Rump (57.11m) 6th and Kristin Pudent 7th with 56.00m.
“I am really happy, that’s overwhelming. I think as a German champion with the qualification standard I am safe for a ticket for the world championships. I did not recognise the support of my friend Robert Harting. In competition there is no room for love.
A month before the World Championships Julia Fischer is now 6th in the world ranking and Anna Rüh 5th. The Cuban Denia Caballero is currently leading the world with 70.65m in front of the Croatian Olympic and world champion Sandra Perkovic (70.08m).