The women’s javelin event has just finished as well. Katharina Molitor seems to be in top form at the moment. She won the German championships with a solid 65.40m. Christina Obergföll threw a new season best of 64.11m to become 2nd and Linda Stahl 62.57m for the 3rd place. Christina Hussong, the fourth of the quartet threw 61.19m.
Germany is in a very good positions for the women’s javelin event. There are four throwers who all surpassed the qualification standard for the upcoming world championships and Germany is allowed to send all for of them to Beijing, China. Due to the wild card of the defending world champion Christina Obergföll, three more throwers are allowed to be nominated.
The competition started as one would have expected. The four throwers in question, Katharina Molitor, Christina Obergföll, Linda Stahl and Christina Hussong, are all throwing very well. Christin Hussong opened with 61.19m and was not able to improve throughout the entire competition. But this was not even needed. There was not a 5th thrower who get passed the qualification standard.
Linda Stahl opened with 62.57m and threw 61.00m in the following round. same as Christin Hussong, Linda could not improve on her first round effort and placed 3rd. Christina Obergföll fouled her first attempt before unleashing 64.11m in the 2nd round to take the lead off Katharina Molitor who opened with 63.37m. Christina could not improve within the next four rounds so that Katharina had the time and patience to take the gold medal. With her 3rd round throw of 65.40m Katharina surpassed Christina’s 64m throw and took the gold medal. She could not improve during the remaining three attempt but since none of the others did it was not necessary.