German elite throwers in Schönebeck

The Schönebecker SoleCup presents on Friday (June 26th) once again Germany's best throwers. Many competitions have already shown the class of the German throwers and provided a foretaste of the decisions at the German Championships in Nuremberg (24 to 26 July).

Five 80-meter throwers in the javelin, five 60-meter throwers in the womens discus event and three 65-meter throwers in the men discus event, a former world record holder in the hammer throw as well as two of the best shot putters in the world: The startlist of  the Schönebecker SoleCup is once again of very high class.

Especially the men javelin event seems to be quite exciting. Johannes Vetter is the one the others want to catch up with. He has recently proven himself  with the second place at the team championships and repeatedly threw the world championships standard of 82.50m. Other throwers such as Till Wöschler, Andreas Hofman, Bernhard Seifert and Julian Weber are looking forward to acheive the qualification standard. Bernhard Seifert, Julian Weber and Johannes Vetter could also participate at the upcoming U23 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

Martin Wierig wants 65m

Martin Wierig, still not with a qualification standard of 65m has a clear target on home soil. The 65-meter mark is finally due. Just like Daniel Jasinski, he also lacks this season only few centimeters. Also Markus Münch is not too far away from the qualification standard (64.01m).

Unlike the women discus throw: There, five German throwers fighting over three German World Championships tickets. The EM-Trio from Zurich (Switzerland) Anna Rüh, Julia Fischer and Shanice Craft are followed by junior thrower Claudine Vita. Also from Potsdam Kristin Pudenz can throw over 60 meters.

Christina Schwanitz versus Lijiao Gong

In the women shot put event Christina Schanitz will underpin her position as the current world number one, but this is not set in stone yet. World Championships and Olympic bronze medalist from China Lijiao Gong, who recently been coached from Dieter Kollark, is going to compete as well.

The favorite in the men's competition is clear. Who should beat World Champion David Storl? The focus is more likely on Christian Jagusch and Tobias Dahm, who still struggle with the qualification standard of 20.60m.

The women hammer throw event is almost an internal competition of the Berloin training squad of national head coach Michael Dyhle with former world record holder Betty Heidler at the too. Betty threw the implement 75.73m at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia. Not only the spectactors are hoping for similar throws this Friday.

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Source: by Silke Morrissey