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).
Hungary’s Bence Halasz had been widely expected to deliver a first world U20 hammer throw title for his nation in Bydgoszcz, and on a mild evening in the Polish city on Friday (22), he delivered in fine style.
Dominating victories by Michael Norman in the 200m and Anna Cockrell in the 400m hurdles pushed the USA’s all-time gold medal tally at these championships past the 100 mark to highlight the fourth day of action at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 on Friday (22).
Polish shot putter Konrad Bukowiecki provided the highlight from the first two days of competition at the European Junior Championships held in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna.
‘Coming events cast their shadow before them’ is a well-known Chinese proverb and its meaning proved perfectly apt as a busy second athletics session provided some key pointers for the finals which lie ahead at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing on Thursday (21).
To illustrate the relevancy and strength of the fledgling Youth Olympic Games, all we need to do is check out the athletics roll of honour from the inaugural edition in Singapore four years ago.