Berlin, Germany – At the 2007 Osaka World Championships, Germany won seven medals with all but one being obtained in a throwing event. Two years on and the host country is still the force to be reckoned with in these events with the two defending champions Betty Heidler and Franka Dietzsch top of the list.

If sprints belong to Americans and more recently obviously to Jamaicans, long distance running to Kenyans and Ethiopians then surely one country stands for the throwing events: Germany. The host nation of this year’s IAAF World Championships in Athletics, which will take place in Berlin from 15th to 23rd August, has amassed an incredible number of medals in the history of the global championships….Read More

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