Does heights matter when it comes to distances? How do you compare to those among the elit throwers? At the end of Zelezny’s throwing career the writer of a report told him that ‘You were “undersized” as a thrower. Many of today’s throwers are taller and heavier. Do they really need to be?”
Zelezny: I think the “ideal thrower” doesn’t exist. Ideal would be a muscular athlete, about 1.94 [6-41/ 4] in height, with the coordination and technical ability of a 1.70 [5-7] gymnast.
But we know also that this combination is impossible. Yes, my technique was my strongest point—the feeling of getting the javelin to fly in the right way.
Javelin throwers are coming at any sizes. What matters is their result achievements!
The 2019 European Throwing Cup will be held in Samorin, Slovakia for the first time from 9-10 March.
OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE: https://www.samorin2019.sk/en/
This will be the second major continental championships that Samorin, which is situated on the River Danube to the south-east of the capital Bratislava, has played host to in recent years after staging the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in December 2017. The event will be staged again at the country’s renowned x-bionic sphere, a certified Olympic training centre and the country’s official Olympic training centre for 27 sports.
The event first took place in Nice, France in 2001 under its initial alias of the European Winter Throwing Challenge. Last year’s event was the biggest to date with 291 athletes from 40 countries taking part in Leiria, Portugal which became the first city to stage the event on three separate occasions.
The highlight of last year’s event was the men’s javelin which featured world champion Johannes Vetter who added seven metres to the championship record with 92.70m. There were also victories for reigning world hammer champion Pawel Fajdek from Poland in the hammer and from world indoor champion Anita Marton from Hungary in the shot put.
There is likely to be some domestic success in both the men’s and women’s hammer competition. Marcel Lomnicky, who finished second to his training partner Fajdek in Leiria in March, will be looking to go one better on home soil next month while veteran Martina Hrasnova, the world bronze medallist from 2009, will be among the favourites for the title.
As well as the eight senior competitions, there will also be U23 competitions in all of the events as well. Athletes targeting the European Athletics U23 Championships in Gavle, Sweden will be looking to seal early season qualifying marks ahead of those championships in Samorin.
Thomas Röhler / June 30th 2018.
After the first edition in 2016 and the turbulent two-day javelin meeting spectacle with the first ZEISS Javelin KidsCup in 2018, a selected field of the international world elite and promising talents in the javelin throw will also make a pilgrimage to Jena in 2019. “The place where Javelins fly” invites all sports fans on 08.06.2019 as usual in the Jenaer Oberaue to experience javelin enthusiasm up close.
Athletes / Clubs
International training camp 02.06.-09.06.2019
The JenJavelin team invites you to an international training camp in Jena, which is packed with international active and former stars. Registrations are possible until 01.04.2019 via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MONDO Track World Championship Track (Doha 2019) in Jena
For 2018, the team of LC Jena and JenJavelin has put a lot of effort into it and, in cooperation with MONDO and the support of the city of Jena and the IAAF, has been able to relocate two new runways. This way, all athletes can be offered attractive wind and ground conditions on the way to new bests.
Age categories: KidsMixed (from 12 years) and u16/18 to Active
Registrations and accommodation requests are to be sent from 01.01.2019 to 01.05.2019 to email@example.com
Official site: http://www.jenjavelin.com/en/javelin-festival/