At the traditional school cup of the german championship of the national selection, the male and female students (age group 2003/04) meet each year in weightlifting and athletic exercises. This year, katharina fischer of the kitzingen strength sports club was also named to the selection team on the basis of her achievements. State coach christian koherr had nominated eight athletes to represent bavaria at the school cup according to strength and best of all to win the state ranking. They all then went to rodewisch (vogtland) in saxony to compete with the other federal states.
Katharina fischer competed in the 2004 age group against seven other competitors and convinced "all along the line", as it says in a KSV release: with new best performances in the rub (42 kilograms) and the push (54 kilograms), six valid attempts, also best performances in the standing triple jump (738 centimeters), the pendulum (10.72 seconds) and the shot put (9.97 meters). No problem for them were also the twelve required anristers (hanging on the bar, pulling the legs over the head). She only had to admit defeat to two female students from east german sports schools. The girl from kitzingen achieved 511.85 all-around points and was third in the 2004 girls’ age group.
Three of the eight bavarian athletes ended up on the podium in their respective classes. The proud coaches managed to get on the podium again this year for the first time in a long time. Bavaria finishes second ahead of saxony.