Katharina MOLITOR

Katharina Molitor - Germany - 2015 World javelin champion in Beijing

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 30 August 2015

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Tuesday, 08 November 1983
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Bedburg, Germany.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Germany
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Katharina MOLITOR - Germany - 2015 World javelin champion in Beijing

Ten years after she last won a medal, the silver at the European U23 Championships in Erfurt,

Katharina Molitor won another : the Gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

Throwing a personal best of 76.69 in the 6th and final round the 31 year old was naturally

delighted. Only qualifying as one of the four throwers who failed to reach the qualifying distance

two days earlier, her win was totally unexpected. Her three fellow German throwers had all beaten

her in the qualifying stage. Her expression below perhaps says it all.  Local hero Lü Huihui  had thrown

an Asian record, in round five,  of 66.13 so the Stadium was a buzz. It then went silent - well almost.

 

 

 1.
Katharina
 MOLITOR  GER  67.69
 WL
 2.
Lü  
 HUIHUI  CHI  66.13  AS
 3.  Sunette
 VILJOEN  RSA  65.79  
 4.  Christina
 OBERGFOIL  GER  64.61  SB
 5.  Li
 LINGWEI  CHI  64.10  
 6.  Christin
 HUSSONG  LAT  62.98  
 7.  Sinta
 OZALINA-KOVALA  USA  62.20  
 8.  Kara
 WINGER  CZH  60.88
 
 

KATHARINA WITH HER GOLD MEDAL