Throwholics wrote already about the great results in the men and women hammer event at today’s Gyulai Memorial – Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix. Pawel Fajdek won the hammer competition with 83.12m and Anita Wlodarczyk won the women hammer event with 75.48m. Next to the hammer events two more throwing events took place. Piotr Malachowski won the men’s discus event with 65.17m and Vadlejch the men’s javelin competition with 82.76m
The strong Pole Piotr Malachowski won the men’s discus event with 65.17m. Zoltan Kovago who recently placed second at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris, France, was once again second on the podium. His best attempt was measured 63.20m. The Iranian Ehsan Hadadi became third with a new season best of 62.58m.
It seems that the heat was too much for the rest of the throwers. More was expected, especially from the world leader Jason Dadz Morgan. He placed 9th with 60.32m. Let’s hope that the other throwers such as Robert Urbanek (62.22m), Gerd Kanter (62.12m), Vikas Gowda (61.97m, Roland Varga (60.64m) and Gerhard Mayer (60.64m) will improve further until the upcoming world championships in Beijing, China.
The men’s javelin event was compared to the previous competitions this year rather unspectacular. Jakub Vadlejch, who has a season best of 85.13m, thrown in Kawasaki in beginning of May did win the competition with 82.76m. He was followed by Risto Mätas (80.83m) and Hamish Peacock (80.61m).