RunBlogRun opines: Johannes Vetter and Thomas Rohler are two fine German throwers. I was fortunate to meet them in Doha this past May 2017. Vetter, the newly crowned World Champion and Rohler, the Olympic champion, continue to duel.
Johannes Vetter, WC javelin, photo by PhotoRun.net
As Vetter continues to throw the javelin closer and closer to the sun, the fans love it. How much farther can Mr. Vetter throw this season? Give him some good weather and lets find out!
Vetter 93.88 in javelin
THUM (GER, Aug 18): At the 14th edition of Thum Throwing Meet javelin World champion Johannes Vetter confirmed his shape with 93.88 win in front of 3000 spectators. It is second best result of his career and also of 2017. He started with 81.24, then the top mark followed. Vetter ended the competition with another great throw 91.67. He still plans three more competitions next week Zurich DL Final, Bad Kostritz and Berlin. Olympic winner Thomas Rohler achieved 86.21 and beat World bronze medalist Petr Frydrych of Czech Republic who got 81.11. Nadine Muller won women discus 62.11 ahead of Anna Ruh 60.11. Local star David Storl (his coach Sven Lang is the main organiser) won the shot put with excellent 21.45 and was only 4 cm behind his meet record. Second Tsanko Arnaudov 20.82 and third Jacko Gill 20.72. Shot put was then stopped after four rounds due to heavy rain.