A happy Johannes Vetter after winning the men's Javelin: Photo Credit: Getty Images

Competing at the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial, a Continental Silver Tour event in Chorzow, Johannes Vetter again surpassed 90m in the men’s Javelin Throw as he launched a big 90.86m for an emphatic win.

With the winning throw coming in the 2nd round, he also reached 90.00m in the 4th round as he finished ahead of Viteszlav Vesely who threw 82.94m, while homeboy, Marcin Krukowski was 3rd with a best throw of 82.17m.

Wojciech Nowicki hurled a big Season’s Best (SB) and European Lead of 80.09m to win the men’s Hammer Throw, moving up to 2nd on the 2020 Global Toplist ahead of Bence Halász who reached 78.18m.

World Champion, Pawel Fajdek followed with an SB of 78.05m, while U-20 Mykhaylo Kokhan threw 75.16m in 4th place.

Malwina Kopron won the women’s event with a mark of 73.43m from her countrywoman Katarzyna Furmanek who managed 71.37m.

Having had an unusually below par performance at the Stockholm Diamond League, Sam Kendricks rebounded as he rose over a mark of 5.82m to take the men’s Pole Vault ahead of Dutch, Menno Vloon who cleared an SB of 5.72m.

Former World Champion Raphael Holzdeppe edged out his compatriot, Torben Blech and Filipino Ernest-John Obiena as all three went clear of 5.62m.

Michal Haratyk landed an SB of 21.88m to take the men’s Shot Put ahead of Croatian Filip Mihaljevic who reached 21.59m, both throws coming in the 5th round. Germany’s David Storl was 3rd with 20.57m

Meanwhile, Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk leapt 6.78m (0.2m/s) to win the women’s Long Jump ahead of Alina Rotaru who improved her SB to 6.67m (+1.0), as Petra Farkas claimed 3rd with 6.42m (-1.2).

On the track, Great Britain’s Jemma Reekie raced to an outdoor WL of 1:58.63 to win the women’s 800m ahead of Sofia Ennaoui who clocked an SB of 2:00.12. Christina Hering was 3rd in 2:00.47 (SB), while Selina Buchel placed 4th in 2:00.52.

Ferguson Cheruiyot secured his first win this season as he clocked 1:45.34 in the men’s event ahead of Puerto Rican Wesley Vázquez who ran 1:45.54 (SB). European Champion, Marcin Lewandowski finished 3rd in 1:45.79 (SB).

Also, Wadeline Jonathas clocked an SB of 51.23s for a second consecutive win this season in the women’s 400m ahead of European Champion Justyna Swiety-Ersetic who clocked an SB of 51.64s as her compatriot, Malgorzata Holub-Kowalik finished 3rd with 52.15s.

Karol Zalewski ran 45.47s to win the men’s event ahead, beating Mateusz Rzezniczak who ran 46.62s and USA’s David Kendziera in 46.67s.

Also, Briton Jessie Knight topped the women’s 400m Hurdles in 55.44s ahead of Pauline Cocuckuyt who clocked 56.60s, with Joanna Linkiewicz 3rd in 56.61s.

Cyrena Samba-Mayela was the surprise winner of the women’s 100m Hurdles where she powered to an impressive Personal Best (PB) of 12.87 (-0.2m/s) for the win ahead of Karolina Koleczek who clocked 12.99s as European Champion, Elvira Herman followed in 13.02s.

In the men’s equivalent, World Leader, Orlando Ortega earned a thorough win as he finished in a time of 13.25s (+1.0) ahead of Americans, Aaron Mallet and Freddie Crittenden III who both followed in 13.43s and 13.45s respectively.

Imani Lansiquot controlled the women’s 100m in 11.19 (+1.3) ahead of Ewa Swoboda who clocked 11.30s, and Tatjana Pinto in 11.38s.

Ghanaian Sean Safo-Antwi won the men’s event in 10.23s (-0.8) while Mike Rodgers edged out Dominic Kopec for 2nd as they both returned 10.36s.


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