Hugues Fabrice Zango of Burkina Faso won the country's first medal in the history of the World Athletics Championships

African Record holder Hugues Fabrice Zango bounded to a World Lead (WL) of 17.43m (+1.1m/s) to win the men’s Triple Jump at the 10th Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Székesfehérvár.

Zango, who also reached 17.40m in his series, defeated World Champion Christian Taylor who reached a last round Season’s Best (SB) of 17.34m (+0.4), and Pedro Pablo Pichardo, also with an SB of 17.28m (+1.0).

World Champion Daniel Stahl landed a big 67.31m to win the men’s Discus Throw, successfully holding off the former World Champion Andrius Gudzius at 67.08m.

Stahl ensured his 12th win for the season as his compatriot, Simon Pettersson finished 3rd with 65.70m, while veteran, Piotr Malachowski snagged 4th with a throw of 64.80m.

World Leader Natassia Mironchyk-Ivanova reached a marginally wind assisted 6.77m, albeit a 2.1m/s tailwind to take the women’s Long Jump while also leaping a last round mark of 6.73m (+0.8m/s).

She finished ahead of World Silver medallist Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk who opened up to 6.76m (+1.3) and Hungarian, Diana Lesti with 6.65m, off the back of a big 5.0m/s wind.
Her compatriot, Anasztazia Nguyen followed with 6.51m (+0.7).

Three time World Bronze medallist Wojciech Nowicki reigned supreme in the men’s Hammer Throw, hurling a 5th round distance of 78.07m, just edging out Bence Halasz who gained the lead in the 4th round with 78.00m.

Mykhaylo Kokhan, 19, improved his Personal Best (PB) with the senior implement at 77.78m, while Pawel Fajdek got 4th with 76.08m.

In the women’s event, Alexandra Tavernier threw 73.09m for the win ahead of Malwina Kopron at 72.68m and Hanna Malyshchyk with 70.59m.


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