Despite strong headwinds at the British Championships, 100m winner Dina Asher-Smith and 200m victor Adam Gemili broke championship records at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium this weekend.
Germany’s Alina Reh and Belarus’ Elvira Herman clocked championship records in the 10,000m and 100m hurdles respectively to provide the highlights of the first half of the European Athletics U23 Championships in the Swedish city of Gavle, both standards being set in the evening session on Friday (12).
Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki kick-started the athletics programme at the World University Games in Naples, winning the shot put with a games record of 21.54m.
Piotr Lisek’s world-leading 5.91m clearance in the pole vault and a 22-metre blast in the shot put by Konrad Bukowiecki were among the key highlights at the fourth edition of the Copernicus Cup, the penultimate stop of the six-meeting 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour, in Torun on Thursday (15).
In athletics, there are certain athletes whose physical make-up seems almost crafted for their specific event. Take the tall, slender figure of Airine Palsyte in the high jump, the broad, hulking power of Konrad Bukowiecki in the shot put or the aggressive, ruthless running of Laura Muir over 1500m.
Konrad Bukowiecki has been breaking age-group records for fun, but none of his accomplishments thus far elicited such an emotional response as his world U20 record of 23.34m* in Bydgoszcz on Tuesday (19).
Konrad Bukowiecki lived up to his role as championships poster boy flawlessly, breaking the world U20 record in the shot put* to highlight the opening day of the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 on Tuesday (19).
Qualification was a formality for reigning shot put champion Konrad Bukowiecki on the first morning of the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 on Tuesday (19).
The Polish Athletics Association (PZLA) has announced the host nation’s team of 51 athletes for the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016.
Poland's Konrad Bukowiecki proved he is well on track to take shot put gold at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 when throwing a whopping 22.29m to win the Polish U20 Championships in Suwalki on Sunday (3).