Robert Harting won easily in Leiden on Saturday. Robert threw to 65.37 meters, which was not far from the Amsterdam European Championship venue up close to his season best. Erik Cadee came in second with 60.24m.
Robert Harting was clearly superior to the competition on Saturday at the Gouden Spike meeting in the southern Netherlands Leiden. “The end of suffering in Leiden?”, The Olympic champion and multiple worlds and European champion had tweeted in advance. The question could not be answered at the end of the event. That Robert is currently ranked 5th in the German season rankings, the national championships in Kassel are going to be extremely important next weekend.
After a foul throw in round one, the 31-year old Harting threw 62.93m to take the lead in the nine men strong field. In the third attempt, he improved to 65.03m, let 63.30m follow in round three. During his 5th attempt, he threw 65.37m which was 60 centimeters short of his season best thrown at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. His last attempt was measured 64.40m. The Dutch discus thrower Erik Cadeè came in second with his best of 60.24m. He was followed by Benedikt Stienen (58.16m).
Today good 65.37 in dawn atmosphere. Thanks for having me. Now coming back to Germany and fight for the first gold after my big injury.
Source: leichtathletik.de by Harald Koken