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    David Storl (born 27 July 1990) is a German track and field athlete who specialises in the shot put. He was successful on the youth and junior athletics circuit, winning gold medals at the World Youth Championships and World Junior Championships. Storl won his first senior medal, a silver, at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

    He held the world junior record of 22.73 m with the 6 kg shot. His personal best with the senior implement is 21.97 m.

    He won the gold medal at the shot put competition at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, and the Silver Medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

    Storl is one of only nine athletes (along with Valerie Adams, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jacques Freitag, Yelena Isinbayeva, Kirani James, Jana Pittman, and Dani Samuels) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.

    Christina Obergföll (born 22 August 1981 in Lahr, Baden-Württemberg) is a German athlete, competing in the javelin throw.
    At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics Obergföll won the silver medal with a European record (70.03m) by finishing second behind Osleidys Menéndez, who set a new world record at the same event.

    Obergföll finished 4th at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg.

    With 70.20m, she improved her own European record at the European Cup Super League meeting in Munich on 23 June 2007.

    At the 2008 Summer Olympics she won the bronze medal, but lost the European record to Mariya Abakumova and Barbora Špotáková.
    At the 2012 Olympics in London she had her greatest success, when she won a silver medal.

    At the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, which was held in Moscow, Russia Obergföll got the gold with a mark of 69.05 meters, reaching the success, what she was always fighting for.

    Betty Heidler (born 14 October 1983 in East Berlin) is a German hammer thrower, and the former world record holder. She now lives in Frankfurt and is a member of the Eintracht Frankfurt athletics team. She works for the German Federal Police where she is member of the sports support group and started studying Bachelor of Laws at the Fernuniversität Hagen in 2007.

    She put in a dominant performance at the 2010 European Cup Winter Throwing with a winning mark of 72.48 m, beating her nearest rival by more than three metres.

    Heidler won the inaugural IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge in 2010, finishing at the top of the rankings ahead of Anita Wlodarczyk.[3] She won the gold medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships then went on to take the silver medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. In May 2011, in Halle, she achieved a new world record in hammer throw, with a result of 79.42 m.[4] She began the 2012 season with a series of wins, performing at the Colorful Daegu Meeting, Golden Spike Ostrava and Prefontaine Classic.

    In the 2012 London Olympics Heidler won the bronze medal. The game was not without contention as the referees first failed to correctly measure Heidler's bronze winning throw.

    Franka Dietzsch (born 22 January 1968 in Wolgast) is a German discus thrower best known for winning gold medals at three World Championships in Athletics. She won the 1998 European Championships and 1999 World Championships, but did not return to the international podium until her win at the 2005 World Championships.

    At the age of 39 she won her third world championship title in 2007 in Osaka. After spending a year away from the field due to health problems, she returned to competition at the Wiesbaden meet. She finished in second place with 61.49 metres, remaining focused on defending her discus World Champion at the Berlin World Championships.

    Her personal best throw is 69.51 metres, achieved in May 1999 in Wiesbaden. This result ranks her ninth among German discus throwers, behind Gabriele Reinsch, Ilke Wyludda, Diana Gansky-Sachse, Irina Meszynski, Gisela Beyer, Martina Hellmann-Opitz, Evelin Jahl and Silvia Madetzky.

    Koji Alexander Murofushi , born October 8, 1974, in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture is a Japanese hammer thrower and sports scientist. He has been among the world elite since the 2001 World Championships, where he won the silver medal. He was the 2004 Olympic champion. In 2011, he was crowned world champion.

    Boris (Henry) Obergföll (born 14 December 1973 in Völklingen) is a German javelin thrower. He has won the bronze medal in the World Championships twice, in 1995 and again in 2003. Obergföll took his wife's name when they were married.

    His personal best throw is 90.44 metres, achieved in Linz, July 1997. This ranks second among German javelin (new implement) throwers, only behind Raymond Hecht.

    Obergföll represented SV Saar 05, Saarbrücken (Trainer: Klaus Bartonietz). He is 1.93 meters tall and weighs 105 kilograms. He is also a soldier attached to the Mainz sports promotion company.

    Sven Lang (born June 4, 1962) is a German track and field coach.
    Sven long been active in his youth, especially in the decathlon. Until 1989 he studied sports science at the German University of Physical Culture (DHfK) in Leipzig. During his studies, he worked as a coach at the Athletic Training centers in Thum and Großolbersdorf.
    In 1990, he was co-founder of the LV 90 Thum (today LV 90 Ore). Later, he was country manager in Saxony. With the specialization of each country's athletics coach, he turned to the throwing area.
    In 2012, he was national coach for the A-team men's shot put.
    Sven David Lang trained Storl, Christina Schwanitz and Sophie Kleeberg.

    Werner Goldmann was a German national[1] coach for shot put. He was the coach for famous German shot putter Ulf Timmermann, Robert Harting, Julia Fischer (athlete) and other elite German shot putters and discus throwers in Berlin.

    Jürgen Schult (born May 11, 1960 in Amt Neuhaus, now in Niedersachsen) is a former German track and field athlete and the current world record holder in the discus throw since 1986, currently the longest standing record in men's track and field. Schult represented East Germany in the 1988 Olympic competition in the discus throw on October 1, 1988, where he won the gold medal.
    Later in his long sport career Schult joined the reunified German team. He competed in a second Olympic Games in 1992, getting a silver medal, and the 1999 World Championships, again getting second place. He competed in his final Olympics in 2000 at the age of 40, finishing in 8th place.

    After he was unable to compete in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles due to his country's boycott of the games, he set a world record in the discus in 1986. As an athlete under the East German program, his throw of 74.08 meters bested the previous record of Soviet athlete, Yuriy Dumchev, by 2.22 meters. This discus world record still stands today and is the longest-standing men's world record ever (having surpassed the length of Jesse Owens's long jump record, which stood for 25 years and 79 days).

    In 1988, at the first track and field competition ever between East and West Germany, Schult refused to shake hands with the man who had beaten him, Wolfgang Schmidt, who had very shortly before moved from East to West Germany.

    Schult has a degree in sport and in 2002 became the trainer of the German track and field association's men's discus team.

    Robert Harting (born 18 October 1984) is a German discus thrower. He represents the sports club SCC Berlin, his coach is Torsten Schmidt. He is the current olympic, world and European champion in the men's discus throw.

    Robert Harting (born 18 October 1984) is a German discus thrower. He represents the sports club SCC Berlin, his coach is Torsten Schmidt. He is the current olympic, world and European champion in the men's discus throw.Lars Riedel (born 28 June 1967 in Zwickau) a former German discus thrower. Riedel has the seventh longest discus throw of all-time with a personal best of 71.50m.

    Riedel began his discus career in the former German Democratic Republic. He grew up in Thurm which is next to Zwickau. In 1983, he went to join SC Karl-Marx-Stadt. His first important competitions were the IAAF World Junior Championship in 1986 and the European Championship in 1990. When the GDR went down Riedel stopped training regularly. Soon after Riedel met his coach Karlheinz Steinmetz from USC Mainz he began training once again his sport career. In the 1990s, he became a dominating figure on the German discus scene. With his good physical constitution (1.99 m, 115 kg) he took part in the Olympic Games of Atlanta. There he won his only Olympic title. Furthermore he won the IAAF World Championship five times.

    He is separated from his wife Kerstin. They have a son, Robert.

    Nadine Müller (born 21 November 1985) is a German discus thrower.

    She was born in Leipzig. As a teenager she won the silver medal at the 2003 European Junior Championships and the bronze medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships. Her personal best throw as a junior was 57.85 metres, achieved in May 2004 in Wiesbaden.[1]

    She improved gradually to 59.35 metres in May 2005 and 62.93 metres in May 2007, both in Halle. She competed at the 2007 World Championships, but without reaching the final. In May 2009 she improved to 63.46 metres in a meet in Wiesbaden. She finished fourth at the 2009 European Team Championships, Super League, and sixth at the 2009 World Championships.[1]

    She started the 2010 season well by setting a new personal best – having already won gold at the 2010 European Cup Winter Throwing competition, she used her last throw of the contest to push her limits and threw a best of 64.30 m.[2] She threw even further a few months later, winning at the 15th Throwers Cup in Wiesbaden with a world leading mark of 67.78 m.[3]