Recently crowned world champions Pawel Fajdek of Poland and DeAnna Price of the USA topped the end-of-year standings for the 2019 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge. Fajdek won the challenge for the fifth time, adding to victories in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. For Price, it was her first finish atop the standings.
European bronze medallist Bence Halasz delighted the home crowd at the Pal Nemeth Memorial by winning the men’s hammer, while North American record-holder DeAnna Price won the women’s contest at the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting in Szombathely on Tuesday (27).
It may have been aided by a strong following wind, but world and Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor produced one of the longest leaps of his career to win at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar on Tuesday (9).
Four days after their clash in Bydgoszcz, the finishing order of Polish duo Pawel Fajdek and Wojciech Nowicki was reversed at the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial with Fajdek coming out on top at the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting in Chorzow on Sunday (16).
Making their first IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge appearance of 2019, Polish duo Wojceich Nowicki and Pawel Fajdek produced the highlight of the inaugural Irena Szewinska Memorial in Bydgoszcz on Wednesday (12).
Tuesday evening (11) at the 57th Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku was perfect in many ways.
As is often the case at the Paavo Nurmi Games, throwing events will take centre stage at the IAAF World Challenge meeting with world leader Daniel Ståhl and Olympic champions Anita Wlodarczyk and Thomas Rohler set to compete in Turku on Tuesday (11).
Michael Norman’s 19.84 clocking in the 200m at the Golden Grand Prix Osaka was one of three meeting records set at the IAAF World Challenge competition on Sunday (19).
Expectations will be high when Michael Norman takes to the 200m startline on Sunday (19) at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix Osaka, part of the IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge.
Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, world ranked No.14, produced a national shot put record of 21.77m to beat Brazilian favourite Darlan Romani the 35th Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo on Sunday (28) as the 2019 IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge got under way at the Estádio do Centro Nacional de Desenvolvimento do Atletismo in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo.