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World Athletics Final – Hammer Throw Competitors

Monte This coming Sunday (7 September) in Szombathely, Hungary, at the IAAF Accredited Training Centre (ATC) the spiritual home of Hammer throwing, the IAAF World Athletics Final Hammer Throw competitions for both men and women will take place.

The competitors, as decided by the IAAF World Rankings include all the World Championships medallists from Paris 2003 Saint-Denis, and are as follows –

Murofushi, Koji JPN 
Annus, Adrián HUN 
Tikhon, Ivan BLR 
Skvaruk, Andriy UKR 
Konovalov, Ilya RUS 
Kobs, Karsten GER 
Kozmus, Primoz SLO 
Charfreitag, Libor SVK 

Moreno, Yipsi CUB 
Montebrun, Manuela FRA 
Kuzenkova, Olga RUS 
Melinte, Mihaela ROM 
Keil, Susanne GER 
Mahon, Anna USA 
Skolimowska, Kamila POL 
Sekachova, Iryna UKR 

NB. A full preview of both competitions will be published on the IAAF internet - www.iaaf.org - later in the week.

World Athletics Final
Monaco 13-14 Sept 2003 (Hammer: Szombathely, 7 Sept 2003)
Athletes ranked in the top 7 positions in each event (11 positions for the races of 1500m and over) in the IAAF World Rankings automatically qualify