Florian Schwarthoff remembers - Youth Camp 1986
Some time has passed, since Florian Schwarthoff felt a breeze of international air at the European Championships in 1986. He received special recognition for the International Youth Camp at the Championships in Stuttgart. It doesn`t take him long to remember old stories of his time in the Camp.
Different feeling to participate
The feeling of being a participant in a top athletic event, Schwarthoff already experienced one year later at the World Championships in Rome. "It`s a completely different feeling to participate, he says. The experience of being an active athlete he shares with only few camp participants of 1986. Hans-Peter Lott, his roommate, is the last one in the active athletic world today. Many of the international athletes quit sports. "Anyway, the camp will always be a very special event in my life. I`m curious what the boys and girls are going to do this year. They will definitely have lots of fun!