Having lost to Andrius Gudzius in Berlin, World Champion Daniel Stahl got back to winning ways at the 70th Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb, landing a big 68.87m to win the men’s Discus and surpassing the previous Meet Record (MR) set by Fedrick Dacres in 2018.
Stahl finished ahead of Gudzius, and the former World Champion who with a very good second half, hurled an impressive 68.22m to finish 2nd, also reaching out with big throws of 67.75m and 67.81m. Simon Pettersson was 3rd with 66.30m, while Janos Huszak finished 4th with 62.86m.
In the men’s 100m, Mike Rodgers had the most impressive result in the sprints where he clocked 10.16s (-0.5m/s), edging out Arthur Gue Cisse who finished 2nd in 10.19s as Turkey’s Jak Ali Harvey came in 3rd clocking 10.36s.
On the back of Great Britain’s rising surge in the middle distances, Daniel Rowden stormed to a big Personal Best (PB) of 1:44.09 to take the men’s 800m defeating his countrymen, Elliot Giles who ran 1:44.75 and Jake Wightman in 1:44.85, completing a 1-2-3 sweep for the country.
Behind them, America’s Bryce Hoppel placed 4th in 1:44.95 as Kenya’s Collins Kipruto secured 5th place in 1:45.36, just ahead of Sweden’s Andreas Kramer who posted 1:45.39 to finish 6th.
Stewart McSweyn topped the men’s 1500m in a fast 3:32.17, not far off his PB set in Stockholm about a month ago ahead of James West who broke ground to a PB of 3:34.56.
Matthew Ramsden came 3rd in 3:34.83 (PB) followed closely by Elzan Bibic in a Season’s Best of 3:35.07.
Wilhem Belocian won the men’s 110m Hurdles in 13.32s (0.0) from Freddie Crittenden III who ran 13.34s as Belgium’s Michael Obasuyi got 3rd in 13.57s.
Infield, Sweden’s Khaddi Sagnia swept to a big PB of 6.92m (+0.2) for a resounding win in the women’s Long Jump ahead of Alina Rotaru who jumped an SB of 6.69m (+0.2) and Serbian Milica Gardasevic with 6.60m (SB).
With her last outing back in March, Sandra Perkovic was also in action in the women’s Discus Throw where she landed a best throw of 64.67m for a clear win over Melina Robert-Michon at 60.65m and Marija Tolj with 59.56m.