Shot putter Storl trains with exemption

Shot put David Storl in action. Photo: Jens Buttner / zb / TEH (Image: TEH) (Photo: Jens Buttner / zb / TEH)

Leipzig – Thanks to an exemption from the Saxon Ministry of the Interior, shot put David Storl is allowed to continue training even in times of the coronavirus crisis. The Olympic postponement to 2021 will not change that.

«For us it is the basis that there may be some competitions again in the summer. If we pass the time at home with a bit of stabilization training and cycling, we can leave it at that, ”said the 29-year-old to the German Press Agency. For him it is important that a bit of routine remains, that we can go to the weight room and get shot put. It is not a recreational sport like running or cycling ».


After the messed up World Cup year, the veteran of SC DHfK Leipzig wants to attack again. After all, the gap to the top of the world is currently large. «It is extremely important, especially for me in my situation. I hadn’t had any competitions with a relevant result last year. I was injured since April, »said Germany’s first and youngest shot put world champion (2011 / Daegu).