At today Gyulai Memorial – Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix, Polish hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek underlined his great shape with a massive throw of 83.12m (272′ 8″). Pawel increased his previous WL by roughly 40 centimeters. Anita Włodarczyk won the women hammer event with 75.48m (247′ 7″).
Polish Hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek seems to be ready for the upcoming world championships in Beijing, China. Today he produced a new season best of 83.12m (272′ 8″) and was just 36 centimeters short of his own personal best and national record. Pawel is really showing off that the men’s hammer event is on the rise. This year alone Fajdek threw over the 80m mark in 7 competitions.
The Olympic champion Krisztian Pars finished second behind the best in the world this year Pawel Fajdek. At the Gyulai Memorial the men’s hammer event was part of the Hungarian Grand Prix and it was nearly 40-degree heat.
The two-time European champion has already indicated in Monday’s press conference that this is not the time to aim for a win but seeking to throw beyond 79m. Due to an injury the form is not as it used to be in recent years.
The competition showed quickly that Pars is not in the old form yet, because he opened the competition with 77.44m and did not improve during the next attempts. He seemed to be suffering, shook his head and left after almost every attempt by the circle, even after the last throw, when he catapulted the hammer to 79.23m, which is only a centimeter lower than this year’s best.
The first place was not in question due to good throws by Pawel. He throw during the second round 81.16m, and increased further in round 5 to 81.99m. The Polish World Champion saved the best throw for the last round. The new world leading mark is now 83.12m.
“I’m a little upset,” – said Krisztian Pars, whose winning streak was interrupted at Gyulai Memorial Tournament. Pars would have liked to throw further than 79m, but this is not working out right now due to his back pain.
Also the women hammer event was won by a Polish thrower. World record holder Anita Wlodarczyk won the competiton with 75.48m beating the previous world record holder Betty Heidler from Germany.
Wlodarczyk surpassed her previous world record in Wroclaw with a massive 79.58m throw, which has not yet been certified by the IAAF. This time there was no chance to break the world record, most likely due to the hot weather. The best Hungarian was Eva Orban, who became 8th with 69.25m.
1. Pawel Fajdek 83.12 m
2. Pars Krisztián 79.23m
3. Sergej Litvinov 76.91m
1. Anita Wlodarczyk 75.48 m
2. Betty Heidler 73.91m
3. Joanna Fiodorow 71.18m
Today’s competition I won with my last attempt of 83.12m (272′ 8″). The conditions were great, the temperature was 37 degree. I liked the hammer circle a lot. Now it is time for Korea. So I quickly pack and head to the airport!!!
79.05m, 81.12m, 80.08m, X, 81.99m, 83.12m I guest that was my results