At the Galà dei Castelli meeting in Bellinzona, the world champion Christina Obergföll won the women javelin event with 61.71m. Mathilde Andraud followed on the 2nd place with 60.60m and Hanna Gascko being 3rd with 59.75m. Arnaudow Tsanko won the men’s shot put event with 19.92m
Christina opened the competition with 59.16m, produced a foul in round two, and threw again 59.16m in round three. The 4th round was the best attempt of 61.70m and then threw the 600g implement once again over the 61m mark in round five. French Mathilde Andraud placed second with her best attempt of 60.60m. She opened with that throw and did not improve during the competition. In the second round Hanna Gascko threw her best throw of 59.75.
Arnaudow Tsanko won the men’s shot put event with his best effort of 19.92m. He opened with exactly 19.92m his winning throw, and was quite consistent over the following attempts. He produced 19.65m in round two, and another 19.92m toss in round three. After that he could not improve any further. Eric Werskey from the United States placed second with 19.43m and Pavel Lyzhyn 3rd with 19.37m.