Athlete Portrait: Christina Schwanitz

ID

507106

SHOOT DATE

20 Apr 2017

SHOOT LOCATION

Chemnitz, Germany

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Berlin 2018

DESCRIPTION
Christina Schwanitz is one of the worlds best shot putters and is now looking forward competing on home soil. Schwanitz is targetting the Berlin 2018 European Championships this year at the Olympic Stadium 7-12 August as part of the multisport European Championships.

“An athlete, who is incredibly grateful for being where she is. Who enjoys being able to be where she is. Who has worked hard to be where she is. Who has fun at competitions and gives 100% or even more to show everyone the best performance of her life.
Generally speaking, I really like the fact that the audience seems to realise that shot put is not just shot put but also high-performance sports. No matter whether men’s or women’s shot put. What I do not like, is the conception of athlete’s bodies in many people’s minds.
Us shot-putters are a bit farther away from the ideal 90-60-90. I can offer these measurements for one leg, however, not for the entire body. That is the problem.
I believe it would be better, if everyone valued the fact, that we need these types of bodies to perform our sports. On the one hand, we are high-performance athletes. On the other hand, we are normal young women, putting on make-up, going out and wearing skirts.”
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CONTACTS

  • Helge Schwarzer
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