Well then, another edition of the Swiss LD Championships in Kloten has taken place. This year there was a total of 20 throwers, the most we ever had here ! In addition to the regular crowd from France, Germany, and Switzerland, there was the Spanish record holder Alejo Palacio, and 3 rookies (Stefan Meier, Benno Gnoyke, Dominik Maurer).
The weather was sunny and unusually warm. It hadn't been raining for at least 10 days, so the field was very dry. Since we had a mild winter and warm spring, vegetation is about 3 weeks ahead, and already the grass was quite high, leading to some extensive searching of lost booms. The wind was very low, sometimes dfc, with some slight thermal currents. After the first round, only 5 valid throws could be recorded. The second round was more fruitful, all throwers in the last group raked in >100 m throws.
It is no question that Manuel defended his title (166 m). Second came Uwe (140 m), third place again goes to Switzerland (Stephan Spirgi, 125 m). Unfortunately, there are no new entries into the 100 m list, Stefan Maier just missed it by 2 m on his first tournament ! The results can be found in the results database
Pictures by Stanislaus Plewinski