25 degrees, hardly any wind and a great audience, this is how the general conditions of the 20th Anhalt Meeting 2018 in Dessau on 08.06.2018 can be described. In addition to great starter fields in all fields, the men’s javelin was clearly advertised as a highlight.
An exciting duel from round 3
The competition, that started at 20:40, really took off in round 3. Andreas presented, after tired start of all athletes, 85m, which he could increase to 87m. Before attempt number 6 I had 86m and rank 2 to book. The evening sky was wonderfully colored, the audience after completing all running competitions fully about javelin and the motivation accordingly high. Smooth start, solid pull back and a clean pull, so I sent the last spear into the evening sky. At 90.75m it should hit the Dessauer Paul Greifzug stadium floor. 11cm short of the meeting record, but that’s not a problem at all. Countless autographs were written for the fans of the region.
Next stop: 13.06.2018 in Ostrava at Golden Spike Meeting.