Christine Schwanitz comes a little bit closer to her top form at a Schwarzwald meeting. David Storl fails at the 21-meter mark. Shot put world champion Christina Schwanitz has shown improving form before the Rio Olympics in nearly two months. The 30-year-old came on Sunday at Black Forest meeting in Schapbach to 19.41 m and improved […]
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Christina Schwanitz is back after a long enforced break and qualifies for the Olympics. But she is still far away from her personal best. Shot put world champion Christina Schwanitz has secured the ticket for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (August 5 to 21) in her first competition after a nine months forced […]
The women’s shot put final has just finished. As stated earlier the fight for the medals was between the trio of Schwanitz, Gong and Carter. In the end, Schwanitz took the gold medal with her 3rd round toss of 20.37m. Lijiao Gong placed second with her 1st round toss of 20.30m and the American Michelle […]
Finally, the World Championships in Beijing have started. In absence of the shot put queen Valerie Adams a new world champion will be crowned. There are probably three strong women who all are able to grab the gold medal. Christina Schwanitz who is leading the world with 20.77m, Lijiao Gong (20.34m) and Michelle Carter (20.02m). […]
Today’s, women’s shot put event was the opening of the Stockholm (Sweden) Diamond League Meeting within the “King’s Garden”. Christina Schwanitz appeared to be royal as well. She won with 20.13m and is based on the overall standings uncatchable. Hence, Christina won the 2015 IAAF Diamond League race and wins the $40,000 jackpot. Today’s competition […]
The “Gothaer Schloss-Meeting” is a well known shot put event in Germany. The former German shot putter Andy Dittmar is the one organizing this great event. The women shot put competition just finished with a new meeting record of 20.34m by Lijiao Gong. Christina Schwanitz placed 2nd with 20.08m and Gao Yang 3rd with 18.16. […]
It was a historic success for Christina Schwanitz: For the first time in her career she defeated the reigning world and Olympic champion Valerie Adams. For the New Zealander thus ended in Paris a huge series of 56 consecutive wins. For ten years, Christina Schwanitz had to wait for this moment. And for the rest […]
Today’s Diamond League meeting in Paris was a clash of titans in the shot put. The current Olympic and World Champion Valerie Adams lost against German shot put star Christina Schwanitz. Schwanitz’s best toss was 20,31m and ended Adams’ winning streak of 56 victories in a row. Since August 18, 2010, shot put Olympic and World Champion Val […]
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