Heidler throws season best of 75.46m in front of her home crowd

At the hammer throw meeting in Berlin-Marzahn, Betty Heidler improved her season best to 75.46m. It was not only a season best but also a new meeting record. So Heidler makes another step in the right direction towards the Olympic Games.

Rock music of Billy Talent, Linkin 'Park and Co. and the audience up close to the hammer throw cage. In this atmosphere in Berlin-Marzahn, where Betty Heidler grew up, the Olympic bronze medalist increased her seasonal best to 75.46 meters and at the same time improved her meeting record from last year (73.03 m ) by nearly five feet.

The shape curve shows in the right direction. The series includes two other throws beyond 73 meters. The foundation for the Olympic Games in Rio (Brazil, August 12 to 21) is provided. "In Rio, I also want to lay down such a series and it would be best to start with 75 meters," said the 32-year-old. "But first are still German and European Championships. Amsterdam will be a good test with qualification and finals, I need to produce stable throws." The mentioned stability is also the training goal of the next few weeks before Rio.

Source: leichtathletik.de by Jan-Henner Reitze