NURNBERG (GER, Jul 22): Andreas Hofmann set a championship record of 89.55m to win a high class javelin on the second day of the German Championships. Hofmann produced that mark in the first round to defeat Olympic champion Thomas Rohler who moved from fourth to second with his sixth round throw of 88.09m. World champion Johannes Vetter returned to competition with 87.83m to finish third with Julian Weber only fourth despite throwing 84.62m. Shanice Craft also won a competitive discus final with 62.91m ahead of Nadine Muller (62.73m), Anna Ruh (62.65m) and Claudine Vita (62.63m). Malaika Mihambo took a narrow win in the long jump with 6.72m from Alexandra Wester (6.69m) and Julia Gerter (6.68m) and Jacqueline Otchere cleared 4.45m in the pole vault to win on countback from Stefanie Dauber. World indoor bronze medallist Mateusz Przybylko cleared a season’s best of 2.31m to win the high jump but in the triple jump, reigning European champion Max Hess could only finish sixth with 15.72m. On the track, reigning European champion Gesa-Felicitas Krause set a season’s best of 9:34.58 to win the 3000m steeplechase from Antje Moldner-Schmidt in 9:45.82, Konstanze Klosterhalfen narrowly won the 1500m in 4:06.34 from Elena Burkard (4:06.51 PB) and Hanna Klein won the 5000m title in 15:17.47. Elsewhere, Jessica-Bianca Wessolly set a 22.89 PB to win the women’s 200m, Robin Erewa won the men’s 200m title in 20.63 and there were wins in the 800m for Benedikt Huber (1:47.32) and Christina Hering (2:01.56).