Robert Harting with Olympic standard in Birmingham (65.97m)

Robert Harting presents himself in the second Diamond League race after his comeback in fine form and can plan for Rio. But the victory was not meant for him in Birmingham.

Olympic champion Robert Harting has put an exclamation point in the second race after his comeback.

The 31-year-old Berliner threw a the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham and was only beaten by the Polish Champion Piotr Malachowski. Throwing 65.97m was enough for the qualification standard of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (August 5 to 21). But Malachowski was better with his last throw of the competition to the victory distance of 67.50m.

The triple world champion Harting became third on Thursday in Rome at his first outdoor competition since September 2014. He threw 63.96m and was not meeting the Rio standard of 65,00. Markus Münch, who just broke the qualification standard in Schönebeck last Friday throwing 66.78m, became 9th with 59.19m in Birmingham.

In the German rankings, Robert Harting is, however, further only in fifth place behind his brother Christoph (68.06), Martin Wierig (67.60), Daniel Jasinski (67.16m) and Markus Münch. Harting achieved his recent throws under much more difficult conditions than the other German throwers.

Harting had suffered shortly after the Diamond League final in September 2014 in Brussels in training a torn ACL in his left knee and missed the entire season 2015. Most recently, he had to postpone the start of the season because of a torn muscle in chest muscle and inflammation in his right knee.

Robert Harting:
65,97m A Level - Rio i am on my way
AND After Rome i am again picked for Doping Control :)) funny :)
IAAF tries something dont you :)
Thats may be why I am talking to much :)
#manofsteel #comeback #athlete #ihaterunning

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