Germany

The field is where Germany’s best chances of success lie, particularly in the throwing events, but they should not be underestimated in the men’s high jump.

Last season, Germany dominated in the men’s javelin as their trio of Johannes Vetter, Thomas Röhler and Andreas Hofmann all threw over 90m.

Vetter threw a monstrous 94.44m in Luzern, Switzerland in July and followed that up with an equally large 93.88m in August in front of a home crowd in Thum, Germany. The only other man to challenge the German’s dominance was Taipei’s Chao-Tsun Cheng with a distance of 91.36m.

Mateusz Przybylko claimed bronze in Birmingham earlier this year and finished fifth in London last year but has the potential to make a real difference to Germany’s overall points tally.

Shot putter David Storl is a twice world champion, three-time European champion and and Olympic silver medallist, credentials that speak for themselves.

He put on a good show in Birmingham in the World Indoor Championships earlier this year taking the silver medal.

Out on the track they will be looking to the likes of 2017 bronze medallist in London Pamela Dutkiewicz. She held off Kendra Harrison to secure herself a bronze medal in 12.72s, only 0.13s outside of the winning time, set by Sally Pearson.

Did you know?

East German Jürgen Schult holds the longest standing world record in men’s track and field after throwing a distance of 74.08m in the discus in Neubrandenberg in 1986.

Facts from IAAF World Championships London 2017

Medals Won

5

Points

78

Participating Athletes

76

Nations Website

https://www.leichtathletik.de