Leading favorite Johannes Wetter clearly missed a medal in javelin throw at the Olympics. The German record holder from Offenburg had to settle for 82.52 meters and ninth place in the final in Tokyo.
The clear first in the world was already only a spectator in the final battle of the top eight. On Friday, Christine Hussein was already disappointed with ninth place in javelin throw.
Wetter had problems with the run-up in Tokyo and slipped when thrown. Organizers tried to cool the Monto in-run track with hundreds of ice packs before the tournament began. The former world champion caught the painful left foot after the second attempt – about a ton of weight rested on the joint when thrown.
“He dominated everything for two years.”
Former world champion Christina Obergfall said in a ZDF news release: “The last two attempts she clearly missed. He ninth is a disaster. He dominated everything for two years and now he goes out like that with these external circumstances.
Prior to the Games, Wetter, who is sensitive to the inner surface, was delighted to see a monto track set up at the Olympic Stadium. Others were well acquainted with the conditions. Wetter was already below his potential in qualification.