German Athletics Nationals 2023 – Day 2 Field (9th July 2023)

I start my coverage of the second day of the German Athletics Nationals 2023 in Kassel with the field events. There was a quite nice range of disciplines again – with some really catching competitions. Hope you enjoy traveling to Auestadion on 9th July 2023 with me.

This posting comes with 186 major size pictures in the sports gallery.


German Athletics Nationals – Day 2 Field Events

The field disciplines started with two decisions on the men’s side. First of all, there was the hammer throw, which has also been the first field event to complete. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Sören Klose (73.90m) dominated the competition, leaving a gap of over five meters to second placed Konstantin Steinfurth (LG Eppstein-Kelkheim). Any of Klose’s five valid attempts would have won the competition. However, UAC Kulmbach’s Merlin Hummel had the second-best disance (71.70m), but was not counted as part of the competition.

About half an hour after the hammer throw, the men’s long jump. This one was one of the most interesting events of the day, in which Simon Batz (MTG Mannheim, 7.97m) beat Luka Herden (LG Brillux Münster) by just 6cm with his very final jump. Both athletes improved their personal best in Kassel.

Gambetta dominates the Shot Put

The first discipline for the ladies on the field has been the shot put. Sara Gambetta (EV Halle) sailed to the victory, managing to have four throws longer than 18 meters and being the only athlete to beat that distance at the Auestadion at all.

The next event to start was the women’s high jump competition. Especially compared to the men’s event on Day 1, I really enjoyed watching the ladies. There was quite a lot of close competition. Nine ladies survived 1.77m and four of them also passed the 1.81m. However, only Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch (VfB Stuttgart) also managed to not crash the bar at a height of 1.84m and thus became German High Jump Champion. Three athletes, Laura Gröll, Lavinja Jürgens (both LG Stadtwerke Munich) and Anna-Sophie Schmitt (SV GO! Saar) tied for the silver medals.

The Last Field Events of the Competition

The second female throwing event was the women’s javelin throw. Christin Hussong (LAZ Zweibrücken) was three meters short of her season’s beat, but still won the competition with 56.79m. Second placed was Dana Bergrath (Bayer Leverkusen).

The evening featured two more field events. First of all, there was the men’s discus throw. Unfortunately, I did not focus too much on this competition, which was really close with the first five contestants being within a range of two meters. Henrik Janssen (SC Magdeburg) won the golden medal with his fifth attempt of 63.93m.

The last field event to start (and close) in Kassel was the women’s long jump. However, due to the heat, I skipped the competition completely. Malaika Mihambo (LG Kurpfalz) was the queen of the sand pit at the end of the day, jumping twice to 6.93m and thus winning the competition with a gap of 43 centimeters.



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