2018 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge: Polish Duo Wlodarczyk & Nowicki Are No. 1
According to IAAF press release, in the history of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge, for the fifth time a Polish duo topped the final end-of-year standings.
Polish have maintained their domination with Men’s No. 1 & 2 position and Women’s No. 1, 3 and 5 positions.
In the men’s category, Wojciech Nowicki won the No. 1 position title for the first time. While on the women’s side, world champion and record holder Anita Wlodarczyk won for the sixth time.
Nowicki, the new European champion, tallying 241.89 points had to move up just a step from his second place, whereas the four-time winner, Fajdek, also from Poland scored 240.04 slide down to second position.
Wlodarczyk, a two-time Olympic and four-time European champion from Poland, scored 228.12 points to be above Gwen Berry of the USA who collected 223.31. Gwen, has once beaten the champion from Poland, in eight career meetings at the Kusocinski Memorial in Chorzow with a 77.78m effort.
The position placements take place according to the IAAF scoring system, the salient features of which are:
Each athlete’s three best marks from the series are taken into account and equates metres to points.
Prize money is awarded to the top 12 finishers at the end of the challenge.
The athlete with the highest score wins US $30,000.
In order to be ranked and earn prize money, an athlete must have taken part in a minimum of three meetings.
1. Wojciech Nowicki (POL) 241.89
2. Pawel Fajdek (POL) 240.04
3. Bence Halasz (HUN) 232.46
4. Dilshod Nazarov (TJK) 230.55
5. Marcel Lomnicky (SVK) 226.93
1. Anita Wlodarczyk (POL) 228.12
2. Gwen Berry (USA) 223.31
3. Joanna Fiodorow (POL) 222.03
4. Alexandra Tavernier (FRA) 221.44
5. Malwina Kopron (POL) 217.41
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