The German championships are scheduled for this weekend. Throwholics provided you with a preview on the throwing events. Betty Heidler was named as the favorite for the women’s hammer event. And the predictions could hold what promised. Betty Heidler won the 10th German national title with a 75.34m throw. Kathrin Klaas placed 2nd with 67.84m and Charlene Woitha 3rd 67.03m.
The German throwers in the women hammer event are usually quite dominant in the world. The former world record holder and Betty Heidler were among the throwers for today’s competition. The clear favorite was Betty Heidler, based on the recent events. Kathrin Klaas was not really satisfied with her competition becoming 2nd with 67.84m.
Betty Heidler had clear goals for the championships and fulfilled these. She opened with 68.84m before improving to 71.44m and 73.86m. Her best effort was achieved in the 5th round wih 75.34m. All her valid throws would have been enough to win the gold medal. The 10th title was just perfect for Betty Heidler.
“I’m not unhappy, but I would have liked to throw further. The goal for Beijing is a throw over 75m and a medal”
Kathrin Klaas is struggling in 2015. The consistency is not where it used to be. In 2015, she threw already 72.08m but was not able to reproduce that during today’s competition.
That fits to my entire season. I have not found my stability and position yet, that’s why I do a lot of errors going full speed.