Johannes Vetter threatened the world record in the javelin throw to highlight the Skolimowska Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Chorzow, Silesia, Poland, on Sunday (6).
Four-time world hammer champion Pawel Fajdek, double world pole vault medallist Piotr Lisek and European 400m champion Justyna Swiety-Ersetic are just some of the Polish stars set to compete at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, in Silesia on 6 September.
Recently crowned world champions Pawel Fajdek of Poland and DeAnna Price of the USA topped the end-of-year standings for the 2019 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge. Fajdek won the challenge for the fifth time, adding to victories in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. For Price, it was her first finish atop the standings.
Pawel Fajdek of Poland may not be able to win Olympic medals in the hammer but he can’t stop winning world titles.
Four days after their clash in Bydgoszcz, the finishing order of Polish duo Pawel Fajdek and Wojciech Nowicki was reversed at the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial with Fajdek coming out on top at the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting in Chorzow on Sunday (16).
World champion Pawel Fajdek won a historic fourth consecutive hammer title at the World University Games in Taipei City, but the star of the athletics programme so far was Yang Chun-Han of host nation Chinese Taipei.
The Meeting de Madrid 2017 has attracted a host of top performers with local stars such as Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia and Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist Orlando Ortega set to star alongside world champions Pawel Fajdek and Caterine Ibargüen at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on Friday (14).
World record-holder Kendra Harrison sped to a 12.28 victory in the 100m hurdles at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in the Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár on Tuesday (4) to jump to the top of the 2017 world list.
As expected, Anita Wlodarczyk dominated the proceedings at the Golden Spike hammer competition in Ostrava on Tuesday, collecting her 37th straight victory courtesy of a 79.72m meeting record. On the men’s side, world champion Pawel Fajdek added more than a metre to his own world lead with an 83.44m effort, the third farthest of his career, and a record at this IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting.