Olympic fourth-placed Julian Weber made it to the finals at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene.
With 87.28 meters, the 27-year-old from Mainz qualified for the medal round of the best twelve throwers on Sunday night (3:35 a.m. CEST). “It felt really easy, it was fun. I’m doing my thing,” said Weber. “90 meters and a medal is my goal.”
On the other hand, the World Cup was over for Andreas Hofmann, who came second in the European Championship after three failed attempts. “Two vertebrae twisted in two weeks,” reported Hofmann after the end of back problems.
Johannes Vetter, third at the World Championships, had to pull out of the World Championships due to a shoulder injury. European champion Thomas Röhler was also absent because he was unable to qualify for fitness reasons. Both are now hoping to start at the home European Championships from August 15th to 21st in Munich.
The Indian Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra qualified with 88.39 meters in the first attempt, as did the runner-up at the Tokyo Games, Jakub Vadlejch from the Czech Republic, who threw 85.23 meters.