The 2013-2016 IAAF Strategic Plan has six Core Values: universality, leadership, unity, excellence, integrity and solidarity, and a Vision Statement: “To lead, govern and develop the sport of athletics in all its forms worldwide, uniting the Athletics Family in a spirit of excellence, integrity and solidarity.”
8 July 2009The German federation DLV (Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband) has nominated a team of 74 athletes for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany (15 – 23 August). A final nomination of probably around 10 more athletes is scheduled for 2 August.
Marathon runner Irina Mikitenko, who won the Flora London Marathon in April; High Jumper Ariane Friedrich, who jumped a German record of 2.06m at the DKB-ISTAF AF Golden League Meeting in June; and javelin thrower Christina Obergföll are the host nation’s biggest hopes at these global championships. All three head the world lists of 2009.
“We have a team which has the potential of winning medals,” said DLV’s Sports Director Jürgen Mallow. Among those named on Tuesday in Berlin are Germany’s two reigning World champions from Osaka: hammer thrower Betty Heidler and discus thrower Franka Dietzsch, who will break a World Championships record with her 10th participation in this event.
The German team for Berlin:
Men - 200 m: Aleixio Platini Menga 4x100 m: Marius Broening, Tobias Unger, Stefan Schwab, Alexander Kosenkow, Martin Keller. 4x400 m: Martin Grothkopp, Jonas Plass, Ruwen Faller, Thomas Schneider, Eric Krüger 1.500 m: Carsten Schlangen, Stefan Eberhardt Marathon: André Pollmächer, Martin Beckmann, Falk Cierpinski, Tobias Sauter, Stefan Koch 110 m H: Matthias Bühler, Helge Schwarzer, Alexander John 400 m H: Thomas Goller 20 k Walk: André Höhne 50 k Walk: André Höhne HJ: Raul Spank PV: Alexander Straub, Malte Mohr, Tobias Scherbarth LJ: Sebastian Bayer SP: Ralf Bartels, Peter Sack DT: Robert Harting HT: Markus Esser, Sergej Litvinov JZ: Mark Frank Decathlon: Michael Schrader, Pascal Behrenbruch, Norman Müller
Women - 4x100 m: Verena Sailer, Marion Wagner, Anne Möllinger, Cathleen Tschirch, Lisa Schorr 4x400 m: Sorina Nwachukwu, Claudia Hoffmann, Esther Cremer, Jonna Tilgner 10.000 m: Sabrina Mockenhaupt Marathon: Sabrina Mockenhaupt, Irina Mikitenko, Susanne Hahn, Melanie Kraus, Luminita Zaituc SC: Antje Möldner 20 k Walk: Sabine Krantz HJ: Ariane Friedrich PV: Silke Spiegelburg, Kristina Gadschiew, Anna Battke LJ: Bianca Kappler, Beatrice Marscheck TJ: Katja Demut SP: Nadine Kleinert, Denise Hinrichs, Christina Schwanitz DT: Nadine Müller, Franka Dietzsch HT: Betty Heidler, Kathrin Klaas, Andrea Bunjes JT: Christina Obergföll, Steffi Nerius, Linda Stahl Heptathlon: Jennifer Oeser, Lilli Schwarzkopf, Julia Mächtig