Throws symposium offers “knowledge from the top” | 29.09.2011
The 2011 European Athletics Rising Star and world champion shot putter David Storl of Germany and his coach Sven Lang will be among the top speakers offering their knowledge and experience at the European Shot Put and Javelin Throw Symposium, which will take place at the Tanhuvaara Sports Institute in Savonlinna, Finland, on the 12 and 13 of November.
The symposium, the fourth stop in the 2011 European Athletics Coaching Summit Series, will feature another top shot putter, the 2000 Olympic champion Arsi Harju (FIN). Harju, who has recently made a comeback to the ring, has also taken up coaching and offers a double perspective after working with the number one Finn women shot putter Suvi Helin.
Among the speakers covering the javelin will be multiple championship medallist Christina Obergföll (GER).
Also on the programme is one of the world’s top physiotherapists Jarmo Ahonen (FIN).
The working languages for the symposium, which will included both lectures and practical sessions will be Finnish and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided by European Championship medallist Mikaela Ingberg and the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation’s expert commentator on athletics Mika Lehtimäki.
Conference fees (full board) for the symposium are:
- 200€ / Fri - Monday
- 180€ / Fri- Sunday
- 160€ / Sat - Sunday
European Athletics’ support for the symposium includes the offer of Coaching Summit Series scholarships to its Member Federations to help them cover the costs of travel and accommodation for coaches attending.