At the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, (Switzerland) shot putter David Storl has the 22-meter mark in sight and has with the US-Boy Joe Kovacs a strong opponent. David Storl is quite angry about the fact he has not yet broke the 22m barrier and is trying to do anything to achieve that.
David Storl’s progression this season:
David Storl started the outdoor season at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha (Qatar) with 21.51m and improved at the biggest throwing festival in the world in Halle, Germany to 21.72m. At the Prefontaine Classic event in Eugene, USA Storl got really close to the magical 22m barrier, throwing the 7.26kg ball to 21.92m. The following two competitions were not that great due to the heavy training load. So he could not be satisfied with 21.46m in Rome and 21.20m in Cheboksary. But the closest to the 22m barrier Storl came at the Schönebecker SoleCup 2015, he threw a massive bomb to 21.94m, missing the 22m mark by only 6cm.
David Storl’s personal best has not improved since his 21.97m toss in London in 2014. David Storl has the 22m barrier clear in sight and it trying to do anything to get there. In Lausanne, Storl is competing next and his primary goal is the 22m mark and to take full points home for the Diamond Race.
The US Boy Joe Kovacs is the only thrower who got beyond the 22m barrier this season. Trying to defeat him, is expected to release additional forces for World Champion David Storl.
Since July 2013, David Storl faced Joe Kovacs 13 times of which David won 9 times and Joe 4 times. The last time Joe beat David was at the meeting in Eugene when he tossed the 7.26kg ball 22.12m and David Storl “only” 21.92m. It is going to be a great World Championships in Beijing, later this year.
Source: leichtathletik.de by Jan-Henner Reitze