There were some quite impressive results in the throwing events of the Polish Championships in Krakow. First of, the world record holder Anita Wlodarczyk won the women hammer event with 78.24m, Piotr Malachowski the men’s discus event with 65.60m, Pawel Fajdek the men’s hammer with 79.24m, and Tomasz Majewski the men’s shot put with 20.80m.
Today, the women’s hammer event took place. Of course, the world record holder Anita Wlodarzcyk was the favorite. With all her throws she would have won the competition. Anita opened with 73.63m, improved to a massive 78.24m in round two and added two more throws beyond the 76m mark. Her compatriot Joanna Fiodorow placed second with 69.44m and Malinva Kopron 3rd 67.74m
“Everything is on track in my preparations for the World Championships in Beijing,” said Wlodarczyk after winning her sixth national title. “Tomorrow I’ll go back to hard work in training.”
The men’s discus event, including Piotr Malachowski and Robert Urbanek took place yesterday. Piotr was also the favorite and fulfilled that role with ease. With an opening throw of 63.47m he took the lead right away. Robert Urbanek followed with 63.01m which he then improved during the next attemps with a best throw in round 5. There was no competition for Robert or Piotr to challenge either one of them. So Urbanek placed 2nd with his best attempt of 64.02m. Piotr improved in round 2 to 65.60m which secured him the first spot on he podium.
The world champion and current world leader in the men’s hammer throw won the next Polish title with ease as well. All his valid throws were 4m further than the 2nd place. Starting with 78.62m, followed by his best effort of 79.74m in round two. Then Pawel produced two more throws beyond the 77m mark to underline his great shape. Nowicki Wojciech placed 2nd with 73.80m.
A new season best for Olympic Champion Tomasz Majewski was the result in the men’s shot put event. He opened with 19.74m and improved throughout the entire competition. His best effort was measured 20.80m in round 4. Haratyk Michael placed with a new personal best of 19.95m 2nd and the newly crowned U20 European champion Konrad Bukowiecki 3rd with 19.75m
Krukowski Marcin won the men’s javelin with 80.76m and was followed by Bondarenko Krystian’s personal best of 78.06m and a new season best of 76.61m by Martin Ext. Zaneta Glanc won the women’s discus event with 59.30m. Wisniewska Joanna placed 2nd with 58.11m and Zabawska Daria 3rd with 57.22m