The world champion Joe Kovacs beats once again the 22m barrier. At the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, USA Kovacs put all the competitors far behind him. By over 1m Tom Walsh followed throwing 20,84m and Reese Hoffa became 3rd with 20,58m
With a massive toss of 22.13m Joe Kovacs dominated the men’s shot put event. It was the 6th time that Kovacs was able to toss the 7kg ball over the 22m mark. With an average of 22.04m he is one of the best putters out there at the moment and probably the men to beat the Rio Olympics later this year.
22.56 1 Monaco 17 Jul 2015
22.35 1 Westwood CA 11 Apr 2015
22.13 1 Eugene OR 27 May 2016
22.12 1 Eugene OR 29 May 2015
22.06 1 La Jolla CA 25 Apr 2015
22.03 1 Sacramento CA 25 Jun 2014
21.93 1 Beijing 23 Aug 2015
21.84 1 Eugene OR 28 Jun 2015
21.71 2 Lausanne 9 Jul 2015
21.67 1 New York NY 13 Jun 2015
During the men’s hammer even there was no surprise at all. As usual, the Polish hammer thrower and world champion Pawel Fajdek won the competition going once again over the 80m mark. He threw the 7kg ball to 80.28m in the 2nd round. Even with all other valid throws of 79.66m, 79,48m, and 78,82m Pawel would have won the competition. Dilshod Nazarov placed 2nd with his 2nd round throw of 78,12m and Wojciech Nowicki 3rd with a new season best of 76.86m.
Same as for the men’s hammer event happened in the women’s discus event. No surprise here either. Sandra Perkovic won the event with strong 68,57m followed by the German Nadine Müller throwing 65,31m and Melina Robert-Michon’s new season best of 63,69m brought her the 3rd place on the podium. Shanice Craft followed with 63,28m; Whitney Ashley became 5th (62,03m) and Julia Fischer, who recently improved her lifetime best beyond the 68m ended up with the 6th place and 61,91m.