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CHILDHOOD

Born in Cottbus on the 18th of October, 1984, life wasn't always fair to Robert. The surrounding of working class district "Sachsendorf" early confronted him to social inequality. In school, on the street and in sports.

SPORT

Sports early becomes a steady part in the life of Robert. After handball and football he starts with track and field. Coaches quickly recognize him thanks to his outstanding athleticism.

BERLIN

1999 Robert follows the call of a sports boarding school and heads to Berlin, where older athletes take him under their wings. Robert is now focusing on throwing only and becomes youth vice-world champion in 2001.

GOLD

2009 a superstar is born - Robert becomes world champion for the first time. Right in the wave of success: Olympic gold 2012. He stays undefeated for unbelivable 33 competitons in a row.

INJURED

But Robert has to pay tribute to his success. It happens 2014 while jogging - cruciate rupture. Doom for a discus thrower. But Robert doesn't give up and gets back to training.

BAD & GOOD LUCK

2016 Robert starts at the Olympic Games in Rio. But he suffers lumbago the night before his competition. Therefor privately everything wents very well. He marries his great love Julia Fischer.

COMEBACK

After a second knee surgery in October 2016 Robert has his next comeback. Although he struggles in practice, he becomes German champion for the 10th time in July 2017. The last year of his career is starting now.

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SECHSVIERTEL The Exit of Robert Harting

  until the final throw.

Robert Harting quits. But what comes next? The movie project SECHSVIERTEL (SIX QUARTERS) tells his story between sports, obsession, outlawing and appreciation.

"2018 is my expiry date - I am disposing myself."

Episodes

THE INCEPTION OF THE END

THE INCEPTION OF THE END

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FIRST QUARTER

THE END IS COMING

The last year of discus thrower Robert Harting starts at the place of his greatest athletic success. He returns to London with mixed feelings.

The Message

The Message

The plan is set, but after breakfast Robert receives an unexpected message. - You may push CC-button for subtitles in English.

My New Me

My New Me

Robert perceives, that he has to start from the beginning after his exit. - You may push CC-button for subtitles in English.

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Second Quarter

The Plan

The 2017 season is history. Fully motivated Robert looks now to the new year. His play for the career final: a medal at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin. In episodes 2 and 3 his thoughts as well revolve around the time after his career.

WHERE I LIVE

WHERE I LIVE

With the season opener Robert leads us into the world in which he lives and where he will die as a discus thrower.

THIRD QUARTER

THE AIM

In the life of a top athlete everything is measurable - only the emotions are not. Everything that Robert will experience as a discus thrower this year, he will experience for the last time.

  • Fragments

  • Robert is a man of the extreme. He is a perfectionist during his practice, in competition and also in his private life. Sometimes it gets loud, sometimes quiet and often very funny.

Interviews

What do you want to know from Robert? Click the video and select the questions that interest you. After the interview you can send us your question.

My plan for 2018

Robert Harting Sechsviertel Filmprojekt

Robert talks about his athletic goals and why his studies will help him.

My childhood

Robert Harting Sechsviertel Filmprojekt

Robert remembers his hard childhood in Cottbus and living with brother Christoph.

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