Massive throws happened at the Folksam Grand Prix, Tingvalla IP in Karlsted, Sweden. In the men’s hammer event Dislhod Nazarov won with his last attempt of 77.95m, followed by Nick Millers new national record of 77.55m and Marco lingua 76.76m. Jakub Vadlejch produced a new personal best of 86.21m.
The men’s hammer event was quite intense from the beginning. The British thrower Nick Miller opened with competition with a bang. His first attempt of 77.55m eliminated the previous national record by one centimeter. This record was standing in the books for over 31 years. The European U23 champion Miller put a lot of pressure on the other throwers. It seems to be the season of Nick Miller. 8 out of the 10 best results have been achieved in 2015, increasing his previous personal best of 2014 by more than 3 meters already.
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The throwers behind Nick were Marcel Lomnicky following with 75.46m, Dilsod Nazarov (74.53m) and Mark Dry (74.03m). Knowing that Dilshod Nazarov and Marco Lingua had already some better throws in their career one knew this would not be the end of the competition.
During the 2nd round Dilshod Nazarov got closer with his improved throw to 76.83m. Marco Lingua also improved during the second round to 74.21m to place 4th after the 2nd round has finished. Marcel Lomnicky threw 75.59m to improve by a few centimeters. Nick Miller fouled his 2nd and 3rd attempt and then produced two more throws beyond the 75m mark. Marcel Lomnicky inreased his position to the 3rd place with a massive 76.48m throw in round 3. He then delivered two more throws close or even above the 76m mark to secure his 4th place. Ashraf Amjad Al-Saifi’s last attempt of 74.93m to take the 5th place and leaving the other British thrower, Mark Dry, behind him. Marco Lingua’s second last attempt saved him the 3rd place on the podium. His attempt was measured 76.76m, being only a few centimeters in front of Marcel Lomnicky. Until the very last round Nick Miller was leading the competition with his 1st round throw, but hen Dilshod Nazarov happened. He tossed the 7.26kg hammer to 77.95m to take the victory.
Jakub Vadlejch won the men’s javelin event with a new personal best of 86.21m. He increased his previous best by over a meter. Jakub opened with 80.64m which was not enough to take the lead. The Swedish thrower Kim Amb threw a new season best of 82.04m in round one. He did not improve during the remaining five attempts and so Jakub Vadlejch took the chance and threw in round 2 a new personal best of 86.21m. His 4th attempt of 84.85m would also be enough to take the victory. Jiannis Smalios, also from Sweden, threw a new season best of 79.85m to became 3rd. Bobur Shokirjono placed 4th with 78.28m