He has a slight stomach muscle problem and does not want to risk any further damage.
Therefore the planned start at the Diamond League meeting in Rome was cancelled as a precautionary reason.
"When Robert competes he always wants to win the competition and even to show a bit more than he can", said Coach Werner Goldmann. So far training is possible but having the Olympic Games in London in mind he doesn´t want to risk anything. The next time the world champion will compete is the meeting in St. Wendel on 10th of June.
With two throws over 70 meters Robert Harting has started really strong this season. In Halle he started with 70,31m and joined the a club of 70-meter-throws. Only three days later he already increased his new personal best in Turnov (Czech Republic) to 70,66m.
Since 25 competitions Robert Harting is undefeated!