August 8, 2018 / Berlin, Germany
Javelin Throw Men Qualification results LINK
|| Antti Ruuskanen
Interviews after qualification throws
Marcin Krukowski – Winner 84.35 SB Q
I feel in a very good shape since two weeks. I got some rest and recovery before this competition. It is all about technique. I hate this weather and this heat. I do not feel well. At the final, in the evening, it will be less hot. In the final I will do my best and try to fight for a medal, but it will be difficult because 88 or more metres will be needed. The other guys are just so strong. I will need to achieve a new SB, maybe a new PB.
Andreas Hofmann – Second 82.36 Q
Precision work? Well, the qualification was set at 82 metres and this was today’s aim. At former competitions, the first attempt has always been right . And it does not matter how much over 82 metres you throw, you are in the final. We are three strong German javelin throwers, before the competition we pat on our backs and wish each other good luck. But when the event starts, we are competitors. Tomorrow evening the stadium will be even fuller, and the people will quicken us and their support will be a tail wind for us. We want to show them what we are capable of. About meeting expectations of the public? Well, I am fading that out. In a qualification and in a final anyting can happen. I look at all that quite relaxed. I just do my own thing.
Group B qualifiers
Johannes Vetter – Winner 87.39 Q
It is important that already at the first attempt things work. The conditions were very tough, in the sun, it is hot and the tartan is getting warm and soft. I felt a little pain during the qualification at my right ankle but at this high level of professional sport there can be pains and aches. The heat is stressful for the body, but tomorrow evening there will be shadow and it will be less warm. Everything went like we had planned it. All three German athletes will be in the final. Now I am looking forward to my icebath. After today’s 87 metres I want to show even more tomorrow. This stadium is phat and there is an amazing atmoshere. I competed at Istaf twice and so far I always won in Berlin.
Thomas Röhler – Second 85.47 Q
My first attempt was technically good, but then I slid 35 centimetres as the rubber got warm and soft.That’s what happen when tartan gets hot. The second attempt was too careful. The third attempt was solid. The atmosphere at this qualification was unusually positiv, we had a good momentum there. So what will it even be like on Thursday? I guess, something like in Zurich. Togetherness? We are a sportsteam of individualists who all want to win the competition. To win the final, one will need a throw that is technically really good. The wind changes a lot in this stadium and it will also depend on the shape of the day. I am looking forward to a great experience with the audience.
Magnus Kirt – Third 83.15 Q
It was a really good and fast qualification, very much in line with I was throwing during the warm-up. The heat is definitely affecting the competition, so we have to be smart, and try to save as much energy as possible. For the final, I am going to try and be very competitive. Hopefully, I will have had the chance of getting use to this heat by then.
Jakub Vadlech – Sixth 80.28 q
When I was entering the competition, I had no idea about my running because I have not been throwing properly for a month. I thought that I am not able to run that fast because of that but then I was surprised. I do not know what to think about it. The first throw was very long, maybe 84 metres, but I did not manage to stay behind the line. Then, I started to feel the groin and I got a bit scared. I believe that in the final it can be different if I start with a nice first throw. It will be even better atmosphere and in the evening, the weather will also be a bit cooler.