Currently, the Universiade Gwangju 2015 event is going on. The men’s hammer competition just finished with another win for World Champion Pawel Fajdek. He threw 80.05m (262′ 7″) and secured the gold medal with ease.
Yesterday we announced already Inderjeet Singh’s gold medal for the shot put event and talked about the two qualification rounds for the men’s javelin and women discus. Today the men’s hammer event was scheduled and same as for the men’s shot put not qualification round was needed. The current world champion Pawel Fajdek won with ease the gold medal.
Opening with a foul Pawel was still in the mood for big throws. Siarhei Kalamoyets from Belaraus was leading after the first round with 73.35m (240′ 7″) and his compatriot Pavel Bareisha also from Belarus took over the lead in round two with an effortof 75.12m (246′ 5″).
Pawel could not be happy with his second round foul, and still missing the top 8 for further three rounds. The others were improving their efforts leaving the world champion ranked 18th after the second round has completed.
However, during the third round the world leading hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek produced a 77.31m (253′ 7″) throw which was already enough to win the competition. During round 4 he threw 76.40m (250′ 8″), fouled the 5th round and finally went over 80m (262′ 5″) during his last attempt.
Pavel Bereisha improved during his 5th round throw to 75.75m (248′ 6″)to secure the silver medal at the Universiade Gwangju 2015. He was followed by Siarhei Kalamoyets with his best throw being measured 74.68m (245′ 0″).
Someone complained that it would be boring that nothing happens. It was very hot and quite interesting today! I had to fight and I’m happy now.
Pawel Fajdek 80.05m at the World University Games