Caster Semenya produced another extraordinary result at the 77th ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday (2), a day when 45,500 spectators turned out to honour retiring discus legend Robert Harting.
German brothers Robert and Christoph Harting, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic discus champions respectively, will clash with last year’s world-leading thrower Daniel Stahl at the Bauhaus-galan, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, in Stockholm on 18 June.
The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) has made its final round of nominations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, meaning 92 athletes will represent Germany in the athletics programme from 12-21 August.
The weather may have been unpredictable, but Germany’s leading Olympic medal hopes turned in a consistent series of classy performances at their national championships in Kassel over the weekend.
A further 11 global medallists have confirmed that they will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday 5 June, the meeting organisers announced on Monday (16).
In his past five wins on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, Jairus Birech has looked almost unbeatable but in Brussels he was pushed all the way by European record-holder Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. However, the Kenyan pulled out his first run under eight minutes to secure the Diamond Race title.
The ISTAF Berlin meeting, part of the 2014 IAAF World Challenge, promised big throws, and it delivered. Unfortunately, for the home crowd, the best throw of the day saw Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk deprive local star Betty Heidler of her hammer world record* with a huge effort of 79.58m on Sunday (31).
The ISTAF Berlin meeting, part of the IAAF World Challenge, will see nine Olympic, 15 world and 15 European champions lining up on the blue track of Berlin’s iconic Olympic stadium on Sunday (31).
Mutaz Essa Barshim won the latest high jump battle with his arch rival Bogdan Bondarenko at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, as both men cleared 2.38m in another high quality contest that caught the imagination of the 13,000 capacity crowd on Sunday (24).