Posts by Florian van Dijck

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Christina Schwanitz:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Sanna Kämäräinen:

    Discussion of article Robert Harting does not defend his WC title!:

    Robert Harting, the Olympic, World and European Champion has made his decision not to compete in Beijing. At today's press conference at the "Bundesleistungszentrum" in Kienbaum Germany, Robert Harting announced that he is not willing to take the risk.

    These are sad news for the throwing world. The Olympic Champion Harting decided not to compete at the upcoming world championships in Beijing, China. The risk of getting injured once again is too big and he does not want to jeoparise the Olympic…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Christoph Harting:

    Christoph Harting (born 1990) is a German discus thrower and German champion in this discipline in 2015. In 2015, the 2.07 meter tall and 120kg strong German qualified for the World Championships in Beijing. He is the younger brother of Robert Harting, the Olympic, World and European Champion. But in 2015 Christoph made a name for himself throwing 67.93m

    Harting was successful before his German championship in 2015, especially in the junior category. Three times in a row he won the German…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Julian Wruck:

    Discussion of article IAAF responds to Robert Harting's video message on Facebook:

    Robert Harting released, with other prominent athletes, such as Julia Fischer, Kathrin Klaas, Eric Werskey, Robin Schembera and André Höhne, a video called:

    Dear IAAF U damaged our sport this is what we have to say

    Today the IAAF responded with the following:
    The IAAF very much appreciates and admires the passion, commitment and strength of opinion of all clean athletes and their feeling of intense frustration following the recent unfounded media accusations concerning the IAAF's anti-doping…

    Discussion of article Dear IAAF U damaged our sport this is what we have to say:

    Discussion of article Harting pro Anti-Doping-Fonds:

    After the revelations of the ARD documentary "Top secret doping, in the shadowy realm of athletics" Olympic Champion Robert Harting has once again brought an international anti-doping fund into play.

    "It is as usual about the international comparability of the anti-doping fight," Harting said. In this fund, all countries would have to pay, doping control officers would get diplomatic status and could so freely and without prior notification enter and leave the countries. "Everyone who cheats…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Katharina Molitor:

    Katharina Molitor (8 November 1983) is a German javelin thrower with a personal best of 66.40m (217' 10"). Additionally, she plays for Bayer Leverkusen in the German first Volleyball league, the highest league in German volleyball. Molitor competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics and finished 8th in the final. She won gold at the 2010 German Athletics Championships before competing at the 2010 European Athletics Championships.

    2007 58.87m (193′ 2″)
    2008 61.74m (202′ 7″)
    2009 62.69m (205′ 8″)

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Reese Hoffa:

    Michael Reese Hoffa (born Maurice Antawn Chism; October 8, 1977 in Evans, Georgia) is an American shot putter. Reese won the shot put in the 2006 World Indoor Track and Field Championships and in the 2007 World Outdoor Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. His personal bests stand at 22.11 m (72' 6.25") indoor and 22.43 m (73' 7") outdoor. In 2012, he threw over 21 meters in competition for the 100th time, putting him in rarefied air in the throwing…

    Discussion of article Philip Milanov breaks NR 66.66m boosting confidence for the WC:

    Discus thrower Philip Milanov has some extra confidence tanked for the world championship. At the meeting Philip Milanov increased the Belgiu record to 66.66m and qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. In about two weeks the 2015 World Championships are held in Beijing, China. Philip Milanov seems to be ready.

    At the meeting for Mon in Leuven, the 24-year-old athlete improved his national record in the discus event to 66.66m, improved the previous record by 23 centimeters. He threw 66.43m in…

    Discussion of article Krisztian Pars becomes national champion with 78.35m:

    Next to all the other national championships, also the Hungarian Championships were held today. Actually, today were the 120th of them. The Olympic hammer champion of 2012, and double vice world champion Krisztian Pars won the 120th Hungarian national championships with 78.35m.

    Krisztian Pars, who threw the 7.26kg hammer 79.91m in 2015, tossed the hammer implement to 78.35m for today's victory. With all five valid throws Pars would have won the competition. He opened with 76.76m, and improved…

    Discussion of article Aleksaas Abromavicius secures Lithuanian discus gold with 62.25m:

    At today's Lithuanian national championship some well known throwers participated. The most prominent one, the Olympic Champion Vrgilijus Alekan, competed in the men's discus event. Unfortunately, his best attempt was measured only 55.37m and hence 5m below his season best.

    Usually when Alekna competes in the men's discus, at least when he throws with his right arm, he is on top of the podium at Lithuanian championships. But today it seemed to be different. Aleksaas Abromavicius won the men's…

    Discussion of article Benn Harradine with victory at Swedish Championships (63.54m):

    The Aussie Benn Harradine is based in Sweden for quite a share of the year and participated at today's national championships. Harradine threw the 2kg implement to 63.54m for the victory. Axel Härstedt placed 2nd in the competition with 63.07m. Daniel Stahl won the national championships bronze medal with 60.20m and Niklas Arrhenius placed 4th with 59.68m.

    The Aussie Benn Harradine is usually during the summer over in Europe and most of the time based in Sweden. At today's Swedish national…

    Discussion of article Gerd Kanter (63.75m) beats Kupper and Israel w/video:

    Discussion of article Daniel Jasinski with WC qualification standard 65.93m:

    The German discus thrower Daniel Jasinski was not nominated by the German athletic federation for the upcoming World Championships due to the missing qualification standard of 65.00m. Until today he threw "only" 64.69m which was not enough to be nominated for the German team. Today, Daniel changed that by throwing a new season best of 65.93m. Throwholics hopes that the German athletic federation reconsiders their decision and take Daniel with them to Beijing.

    Daniel Jasinski:
    I'm getting…

    Discussion of article Thomas Röhler throws massive PB 89.27m:

    Only two German javelin throwers have ever thrown further the new javelin from 1986. Thomas Röhler just threw the 800gr implement to 89.27m in Kuortane, Finland and becomes a valid candidate for the medals at the World Championship!

    Before today's competitio Thomas Röhler was ranked 5th on the all time top list with a house record of 87.63m. Today Röhler improved his personal best top make the top three all time list. The German champion threw the 800 grams heavy implement to oustanding…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Christina Obergföll:

    Christina Obergföll (born 22 August 1981) is a German javelin thrower who won the gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.
    At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics Obergföll won the silver medal with a European record (70.03m/ 229' 9") by finishing second behind Osleidys Menéndez, who set a new world record at the same event.
    With 70.20m (230' 3"), she improved her own European record at the European Cup Super League meeting in Munich on 23 June 2007.

    Further achievements:…

    Discussion of article USA World Championship Squad - Update wJT & mDT: