Robert Harting, photo by PhotoRun.net
R. Harting confirms retirement plan
BERLIN (GER): Robert Harting has confirmed he will retire next year, informs Leichtathletik.de. “I have always struggled with problems for the past two years, it’s the first time since 2015 that I can train almost painlessly again, and it’s much more positive that you do not go through the year with such a mental load,” he said. Harting is hoping to win a medal at the European Championships in Berlin next summer before bidding farewell to competition at the ISTAF in Berlin on 3 September. This year, Harting began his master studies at the University of Arts in Berlin. He also plans to throw at ISTAF Indoor on January 26.
RunBlogRun opines: Robert Harting is one of the finest discus throwers of all times. He is also one of the most entertaining athletes of all times. He also loves the sport and has defended the sport against those that he felt were damaging the sport.