It was quite a weekend for Hungary’s Olympic hammer champion Krisztian Pars. First stop was Szczecin in Poland on Saturday where he was competing at the 60th Janusz Kusocinski Memorial, an EA Classic meeting which he won with a fine performance of 79.35m. The event was part of the IAAF Hammer challenge and he beat Marcel Lomnicky, of Slovakia, who was second with 78.40m and Poland’s World champion Pawel Fajdek, third with 78.15m.
Then, 24 hours later, Pars was back in own country in Veszprem at the 56th Balaton Championships and it was there that he threw even further as he won with 81.31m, the best in the world this year. Pars, the defending European champion, now leads the rankings from Fajdek’s 79.59m from Halle last month.
Double Olympic shot put champion Tomasz Majewski had to settle for second in front of his own fans as his 21.04m was not enough to pass America’s 2007 World champion Reese Hoffa who won with 21.26.
In Banska Bystrica, Slovakia’s 2010 European hammer champion Libor Charfreitag made a good return to the sport after health problems as he threw 72.01.
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Source: European Athletics
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