The Borisa Hanzekovica memorial meet, which took place on 4 September in Zagreb, featured a star-studded cast with Croatia’s first ever Olympic gold medallist, Sandra Perkovic, taking pride of place.
And Perkovic didn’t disappoint the home crowd, the 22-year-old from Zagreb winning comfortably with a new meeting record of 65.79m in the second round.
The men’s discus produced the upset of the evening and a surprise victory for Great Britain’s Lawrence Okoye, who, after a disappointing Olympics where he finished last in the final, threw a meeting record of 67.25m, his third best throw ever, to claim top spot.
Second place went to Eric Cadée of the Netherlands (65.67m), while Poland’s Piotr Malachowski, the European champion from Barcelona 2010, could only manage third (65.64m).
The men’s shot put saw yet another duel between Poland’s Tomasz Majewski and America’s Reese Hoffa, who won gold and bronze respectively in London.
But it was Hoffa who came out on top once again post-Olympics with a fourth round throw of 21.80 that eclipsed Majewski’s best effort of 20.70m and racked up his fifth straight win since London. Source: European-Athletics.org[tabel caption=”Discus”] Men,,,Women,,
1,Lawrence Okoye,67.25 MR,Sandra Perković,65.79 MR
2,Erik Cadée,65.67,Zinaida Sendriūtė,62.69
3,Piotr Malachowski,65.64,Malina Robert-Michon,60.50
4,Vikas Gowda,64.06,Dragana Tomasevic,60.44
5,Martin Marić,62.33,Aretha Thurmond,59.54
6,Daniel Stahl,59.70,Vera Cechlova,57.68
[/tabel] [tabel caption=”Men´s Shot Put”] Rank,Name,Result
5,Asmir Kola ¡inac,20.33
[/tabel] [tabel caption=”Men´s Hammer”] Rank,Name,Result