RÖHLER T (GER)
- Gold 89.47
The warm-up was good and my throws were good, too. Javelin is so popular here in Germany. The atmosphere was amazing, the audience was behind every throw. We have so many strong throwers because all this has been built up, it is a long process to build a javelin team. We share knowledge, we put our heads together, the secret is NOT to have secret.
I am super happy. This is javelin-Germany! In javelin throw you need a lot of precision and this precision can disappear quickly. Andreas Hofmann and me did everything that was possible today. This evening put my spirits so high. A European title in the javelin throw mean a lot to me.
Andreas and me, we both enjoyed this night. It is amazing.
HOFMANN A (GER)
- Silver 87.60
Wow! This is phat: Vice European champion!
When the javelin leaves your hand, you feel it. You feel if it is a good one or not. With some of my attempts tonight something in the air was wrong, the javelin went down too early. During the competition I was thinking "Throw further! Do your best! Beat the other guys! I want a medal!" Thomas and me, we are good friends outside the competition (both smile). He gives me very good advice because he is very knowledgeable in javelin technique. He is a very good guy (smiles).
KIRT M (EST)
- Bronze 85.96
I am very excited for my first big international medal. We have a strong tradition of javelin throw in my country so I am glad I can continue with it in Berlin.
Before the first throw, I felt a bit pressure so I was a bit surprised about it. Then, i started to think that I still have something to show and wanted to even add more. But I did not find the proper throw and the competition also had many stops and breaks what costs you power.
I really liked this competition with the German fans shouting at us. It was amazing, really big atmosphere and it was cool.