Christoph HARTING

Christoph  HARTING - Germany - 2016 Olympic Games discus champion.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 29 August 2015

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 04 October 1990
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Cottbus, Germany.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Germany
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Christoph HARTING - Germany - 2016 Olympic Games discus champion.

Christoph Harting about to throw the discus at the 2015 World Championship in Beijing

where he finished 8th in the men's final, with his opening throw of 63.94m.

 

However in 2016, at the Rio Olympic Games he followed his elder brother Robert by winning

the gold medal in the men's discus with a throw of 68.37m on his final attempt, to snatch victory

from 2016 European champion Piotr Małachowski who had lead the event since the third round.

 

2016 Olympic Games.

Men's discus final. Rio de Janeiro.

 

 1. Christoph Harting  Germany
 68.37  PB
 2.  Piotr Małachowski      Poland  67.55  
 3.  Daniel Jasinski  Germany   
 67.05  
 4.  Martin Kupper  Estonia  66.58  
 5.  Gerd Kanter  Estonia  65.10  
 6.  Lukas Weißhaidinger  Austria  64.95  
 7.  Zoltán Kővágó  Hungary   
 64.50  
 8.  Apostolos Parellis  Cyprus  63.72  

Robert Harting won the title in London 2012 but failed to reach the final in Rio

with his only counting throw of 62.21. 

He threw 68.27 in London to win his gold medal: brother Robert threw 68.37 in Rio !