I was in the gym this morning and in walked Steffi Nerius, German javelin thrower and 2009 World Champion, 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist and Bronze Medalist at the 2003, 2005 and 2007 World Champs, so needless to say knows a little bit about javelin!
So I decided to practice my German and ask her if she had a spare few minutes to show me some tips about javelin. She agreed and have just come back from the gym with some new ideas that will hopefully help me throw the spear a little further!
She is here as a coach for the German IPC team. Its awesome in the gym at the moment, heaps of amazing athletes doing all kinds of interesting stuff. The world no.2 in the discus is also floating around as part of the Croatian team.
QE2 is where its at for athletics at the mo!