Christoph HARTING

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Athlete personal details which are given in the second column

Born10 April 1990Age
GenderMale
Height205 cm Weight117 kg
Club / TeamSCC Berlin

Biography

In Rio 2016, he followed his older (and shorter) brother Robert Harting as Olympic Champion.

SP pb: 17.75 -12. 5 under-23 ECH 2011; 8 WCH 2015 (2013-dnq - missed final by one place); 4 ECH 2016; 1 OLY 2016 (won in the last round). 1 German 2015/2018. He has 16 words tattooed on his right pec: “truth, life, family, lie, freedom, tolerance, happiness, athletics, pride, friendship, loneliness, pain, faith, love and hate”. His parents Gerd Seidel and Bettina Harting were both shot putters in the GDR era. Coach-Torsten Schmidt. 2.05/123kg.

“I am obsessed with the world record [of 74.08m set by German Jürgen Schult in 1986]. Some say it is out of reach, but for me, it is a challenge. My desire is to one day throw a world record nobody can beat.”.

In 2018: 4 European Throws Cup; 1 Schönebeck; 2 Rehlingen; 5 Halle; 4 Oslo Diamond; 1 Berlin; 2 Paris Diamond; 1 German .

DateDiscipline
Olympic Champion 2016Discus Throw
8th at World Championships 2015Discus Throw
Athlete Major results, first column show the competition, the second the rank, then location and discipline
DisciplineRankResultDateLocationCategory
Shot Put (6kg)418.1309 Aug 2009RhedeOutdoor
Shot Put217.7503 Jun 2012BerlinOutdoor
Discus Throw (1.5kg)58.7223 May 2007CottbusOutdoor
Discus Throw (1.75kg)556.1716 May 2009WiesbadenOutdoor
Discus Throw168.3713 Aug 2016Rio de JaneiroOutdoor
Shot Put (6kg)617.1316 Feb 2008DüsseldorfIndoor
Shot Put217.2623 Jan 2011BerlinIndoor
Discus Throw264.3413 Feb 2016BerlinIndoor
Athlete Major results, first column show the competition, the second the rank, then location and discipline
DisciplineRankResultDateLocationCategory
Discus Throw167.5918 May 2018SchönebeckOutdoor