Thomas Schmitt told us:
“The most important part is, that we only can throw a valid qualification standard mark at certain competitions. Those are the ‘Halleschen Werfertage‘ (or other German Meetings), or other international competitions (IAAF Diamond League, IAAF World Challenge, etc.). In the past some athletes tried cheating on small competitions, so this rule is okay. Also we have to compete at the German Championships to show that we are on a high level when it is important to be. Due to an injury I was not able to do so.I’ve got an ignition at a hinge in my right hand. Sometimes the German Athletics Association allows to do a ‘form check’, if one is not able to compete at theGerman Championships. Because of my injury, I ended my season.
Looking forward, I started to work with Helge Zölkau from Leverkusen to improve my performance and my chances for 2016. Hoping I get rid of the injury (I have problems with it since 2013). I am doing all the necessary stuff to be in a good shape for next year. I can do everything, but working with a shot.”