Coming soon: Swiss Championships

LuganoI thought I would post a quick note before heading down to the Swiss Championships tomorrow morning. The competition itself isn’t until Saturday afternoon. My first event will be the hammer in Locarno, where I competed last week. Immediately after the competition, I will head into nearby Lugano for the main portion of the meet, where I will throw the shot put. Both cities are beautiful and the weather should sunny and nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Swiss Athletic Federation’s preview of the meet lists me as one of only three clear favorites in the meet, mostly due to the lack of depth in the hammer throw. My friend Roland Widmer is the second seed at 57 meters, so all I should need to do is toss a decent legal throw. Throwing in the sector hasn’t always been the easiest thing for me to do, but I think it is achievable and ass a result I’ve set my goals higher than that. My training has been going well for the past few weeks (see some new video below) and I hope this will be the meet where training success finally carries over to competition success. It is bound to happen sometime and this will be one my first meets this year where I will not have to battle with poor weather, a slow ring, or a two-hour long competition.


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5 replies
  1. Jacob
    Jacob says:


    I just got home from Switzerland. I’m thinking about getting my Swiss citizenship to throw, do you know what steps i need to go through to do this? thanks

    • Martin
      Martin says:

      Well I’ve had my citizenship since I Was born since my dad is a citizen. Even with family connections, it is much harder to get when you are older. Without connections it takes even longer. They are pretty tight on citizenship here.


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