Vetter is aiming for success in Berlin after breakthrough season / By European Athletics
The excitement is growing day-by-day ahead of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships which is part of the inaugural multi-sport European Championships and the four winners at the Golden Tracks in Vilnius, Lithuania will all be aiming for more medals to add to their collections next summer.
Berlin will be staging the athletics programme and European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen was already looking ahead in anticipation to the biennial event which begins in the Olympic Stadium on 7 August.
“We are already waiting to go to Berlin and I can say that on behalf of everyone in the room – Berlin will be fantastic! We have the athletes, we have invited the European world champions and they all said they are going to be in Berlin and that is the most important thing for us – the athletes,” said President Hansen.
Three world champions scooped up four of the main awards on Saturday night including Johannes Vetter, who won the world javelin title in London. Nobody has launched the javelin further than Vetter in the past 21 years and he too cannot wait for Berlin after being named the male European Athlete of the Year.