Posts by Florian van Dijck

    Discussion of article Molitor throws Olympic standard:

    Javelin World Champion Katharina Molitor threw the Olympic standard at Diamond League start of the track and field athletes.

    The 32-year-old came in Doha / Qatar to a distance of 62.12 m and finished fourth. Her world champion gold distance of 67.69 m missed Molitor significantly, but the norm for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro surpassed Katharina by 12 centimeters. Sunette Viljoen of South Africa won the DL competition 65.14 m

    In the absence of Olympic champion Robert Harting, the Pole…

    Discussion of article Harting fears for Olympic participation:

    Setback for Robert Harting! Germany Discus hope fears for his participation in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Harting suffers a hamstring.

    Just three months before the Olympic Games in Rio discus star Robert Harting (31) has suffered on its way to comeback a setback. The Olympic champion from Berlin could not train because of a torn muscle in chest muscle and inflammation in his right knee.

    "My season start is postponed indefinitely," Harting said to the newspaper BILD. He had planned to…

    Discussion of article Doping: Litvinov woos patience:

    After the doping scandal, the hammer thrower Litvinov sees the Russian Athletics on the right track. But one need help - and no blows to the head.

    In Russian doping scandal, hammer thrower Sergej Litvinov woos patience in implementing the reforms envisaged.

    The redesign of the Athletics in Russia will take a long time, "but it's moving. We must not beat us only on the head, but one should help us. Just as it was in the GDR, so it is also with us. From one day to the other, all must reorient…

    Discussion of article Anna Rüh: Everything OK again:

    Discus Anna Rüh has returned to training after recovering from stomach pain.

    (Turnov / Magdeburg ) Armin Lemme was audibly relieved at this news: The coach of discus thrower Anna Rüh could announce on Tuesday afternoon: "Anna is better, she has gone back to the training." Anna Rüh toiled in the past week with stomach pain and that did not sound good in those days. While a precise diagnosis is still not available, the suspect went from appendicitis on gallstones to gastric mucosal inflammation.…

    Discussion of article Kollmar: Throwing Gala Frankenberg with High-class fields:

    The current list of participants of the 10th edition of Frankenberger Throwing Gala is online!

    Meeting director Michael Kollmar:
    Qualitatively and quantitatively, we have the strongest event since the launch ten years ago. Our constant efforts to plan the competitions optimal for the athletes and their performance, officials focussing on the athletes and our strong focus on the next generation of young throwers seems to be paying off more and more. Especially the athletes and coaches speak of…

    Discussion of article Eight for Rio: In Wiesbaden the standards tumble:

    The discus competitions in Wiesbaden were as promised: Six German athletes outperformed the Olympic standard at the Werfercup, a little later Martin Wierig and Daniel Jasinski followed.

    The German champion Julia Fischer threw the one-kilo implement 66.59m and thus kept the high-profile national competition at bay. It was the best result of her career - and a first small stage victory in the battle for the coveted three tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio (Brazil, August 12 to 21).


    Discussion of article “Watching History” Historic Podium in Men’s Javelin: Two Medalists from Africa:

    Discussion of article Schwanitz defeats Gong for gold at the WC in Beijing:

    The women's shot put final has just finished. As stated earlier the fight for the medals was between the trio of Schwanitz, Gong and Carter. In the end, Schwanitz took the gold medal with her 3rd round toss of 20.37m. Lijiao Gong placed second with her 1st round toss of 20.30m and the American Michelle Carter takes the bronze medal with 19.76m.

    That the fight for the medals was only between the trio of Schwanitz, Gong and Carter was quite clear. Right from the start of the competition one…

    Discussion of article Women's Shot Put Qualifying 15th IAAF World Championships:

    Finally, the World Championships in Beijing have started. In absence of the shot put queen Valerie Adams a new world champion will be crowned. There are probably three strong women who all are able to grab the gold medal. Christina Schwanitz who is leading the world with 20.77m, Lijiao Gong (20.34m) and Michelle Carter (20.02m).

    Without surprise all three of them went through the qualification with ease. Christina Schwanitz opened with 19.39m, MIchelle Carter 19.22m and Lijia Gong 19.11m. All…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Goldie Sayers:

    Goldie Sayers, born Katherine Dinah Sayers (born 16 July 1982), is a British javelin thrower. She was born in Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom. On 20 May 2007, Sayers set a new British record in the javelin at 65.05 m (213 ft 5 in), thus becoming the first British woman to throw over 65 metres since javelins were redesigned in 1999. Sayers set the record when competing for her university, Loughborough, at the Loughborough International match. She cemented this achievement at the Norwich Union…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Betty Heidler:

    Betty Heidler (born 14 October 1983 in East Berlin) is a German hammer thrower, and the former world record holder. She now lives in Frankfurt and is a member of the Eintracht Frankfurt athletics team. She works for the German Federal Police where she is member of the sports support group and started studying Bachelor of Laws at the Fernuniversität Hagen in 2007.

    She put in a dominant performance at the 2010 European Cup Winter Throwing with a winning mark of 72.48 m, beating her nearest rival…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Andreas Hofmann:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Jenny Dahlgren:

    Jennifer Dahlgren (born 21 April 1984) is an Argentine hammer thrower. Having spent much of her life in the United States, she competed as an amateur for the University of Georgia. She set the US collegiate hammer record (72.94/ 239' 3½") and was the NCAA Outdoor Champion in both 2006 (weight throw and hammer) and 2007 (hammer). She is a three-time gold medallist at the South American Championships and won the bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. Jenny threw also the Argentine national…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Kim Amb:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Sandra Perkovic:

    Sandra Perković (born 21 June 1990) is a Croatian discus thrower, reigning European, World and Olympic champion. Perković's successful junior career culminated in winning gold at the 2009 European Junior Championships with a new national record. A month later, she made the final of the World Championships as the youngest discus thrower in the field.

    In her first year of senior competition she won gold at the 2010 European Championships, becoming the youngest ever European champion in women's…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Konrad Bukowiecki:

    Konrad Bukowiecki (born 17 March 1997) is a Polish shot putter. He won the gold medal at the 2014 World Junior Championships and at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. In addition, he currently holds the junior indoor world record with the 6 kg implement, as well as world youth indoor bests with the 6 kg and 5 kg implements. In his debut at the senior level competition, he finished sixth at the 2015 European Indoor Championships with the European absolute best with the 7.26 kg shot.

    He is coached…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Robert Urbanek:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Sophie Hitchon: