Thrower Of The Week: Betty Heidler

This weeks thrower is of course Germany´s Betty Heidler who threw a new world record 79.42 m.

Betty Heidler was born on October 14th 1983 in Berlin. She crew up in Berlin-Marzahn and moved to Frankfurt at 17 years of age. Heidler then went to a sports boarding school in 2001 and  graduated German Federal Police as a federal police officer in 2007.  Since 2008 she studies at Johann Wolfgang von Goethe´s University in Frankfurt at Law. In her spare time she loves to read, ride horses,  go shopping and spend time with her friends and family.

Heidler started athletics at the age of 14 back in 1998. Her first coach was Ronald Brauer and together with Bernd Mädler she learned the basics of  hammer throw. She represents the Eintracht Frankfurt athletics club.  Since 2001 she is coached by Michael Deyhle. In 2010 she won Gold in the European Athletics Championships. She is also the former world champion (2007) and got silver in 2009 in Berlin with her lifetime best and also a national record (77.12). On 21st May 2011 she threw a new world record in Germany - 79.42 m.