On the first day of the Hallesche Werfertage, Maurice Voigt could throw the first international norm of the season of the JenJavelin team of the LC Jena. In addition to Thomas Röhler, who has already surpassed the standard for the European Championships in Berlin several times, Voigt is now on the way to the young world elite.
The throwing conditions were a lot better than in Schönebeck. Maurice Voigt already started with strong distances in the competition. In his last attempt, he then managed to surpass the 70m mark. 70.09m meant second place in the international male u20 field. At the same time he met the standard for the U20 World Championships in Tampere (10-15.07.2018)
Now we are looking forward to the upcoming competitions. Maybe already on 08.06. at the stop 2018 in Dessau the ticket to Tampere be finally secured. Youth federation head coach Ralf Wollbrück will make his decision on the World Cup squad traditionally after the Junior Gala in Mannheim on 23./24. June.
In the female U20 Marie Bertl and Sarah Linke could also sell well. Bertl made it with 45.45m in the final and was there with two more 45m throws to confirm their performance. She finished in 8th place. Sarah Linke finished 12th with a time of 40.75m. Tom Pabst, who started in the u18 on Sunday, did not have a lucky attempt after his promising performances in Halle and will attack the standard for the u18 European Championship in Györ at the upcoming competition in Dessau.