BERLIN, (Pakistan Point News - 1st August, 2016) - Olympic discus champion Robert Harting is Germany's version of the 'The Incredible Hulk' -- and he has sharp words for anyone who makes him angry. The 31-year-old's trademark celebration after his numerous victories on the big stage is to rip his competition shirt to tatters. His jersey-tearing joy saw the UK media dub him 'The Incredible Harting', albeit minus the green look, when he won gold at the 2012 Olympics.
At 2.01m, the German giant has been a force on the discus scene having won three consecutive world titles from 2009 and 2013, plus the London Olympic title four years ago. And, as International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach discovered recently, you do not want to make him angry. Harting has long been a critic of his countryman and has no qualms about speaking his mind. When the IOC opted not to blanket ban all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics, despite evidence of a state-led doping system, Harting let the IOC president have both barrels.