From discus to film: 'Lord of the Rings' Robert Harting eyes acting career

Having been crowned Olympic champion at London 2012, Robert Harting has achieved everything his sport has to offer, but hopes his friendship with German actor Til Schweiger could see him appear in cinemas soon.

updated: August 16, 2013 10:14 IST
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Moscow: Germany's towering three-time world champion Robert Harting has said he is hoping to go from discus to film as he eyes a future career as an actor.

The 28-year-old won discus gold at Moscow's world athletics championships for the third successive time after taking the title at both Berlin 2009 and Daegu in 2011.

At 6ft 7ins (2.01m), muscle-man Harting is an imposing figure who loves to celebrate his track and field triumphs by tearing off his athletics vest.

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