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Source: DOSB The German record holder Vetter wins in front of tennis ace Alexander Zverev and the triathlon hope Laura Lindemann.
Javelin thrower Johannes Vetter is the “Sportsman of the Month for September”. The 2017 world champion had improved his own German record by 3.32 meters with 97.76 meters at the athletics meeting in Chorzów, Poland on September 6, while at the same time setting the second-best distance ever achieved with the current javelin. One week after his record throw, the 27-year-old couldn’t be beaten at the ISTAF in Berlin. For his achievements in September, the athletes sponsored by Sporthilfe voted him “Sportsman of the Month” with 48.4 percent. The election had been suspended since March due to the corona-related cancellation of the competition. Now that international competitions are taking place again in various sports, Sporthilfe wants to honor outstanding sporting achievements with this special election, in which Germany’s top athletes vote on their favorites. Second of the “Sportsman of the Month” election for September is tennis ace Alexander Zverev ( 27%), who reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career at the US Open in New York. There, the 23-year-old from Hamburg had to admit defeat to the Austrian Dominic Thiem after four hours of play in the tie-break of the fifth set. Triathlete Laura Lindemann (24.6%) took third place in the poll for “Sportsman of the Month” for September. At the world championships, which this year were not held as a series but as a race in Hamburg due to the corona crisis, the 24-year-old, who is considered to be the hope for a medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, won the bronze medal. (Source: Deutsche Sporthilfe)
The “athlete of the month” is chosen by the approximately 4,000 sponsored athletes of Deutsche Sporthilfe – supported by the athletes’ commission in DOSB and SPORT1. The election for “Sportsman of the Month” will be presented by the national sponsor Allianz.
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