• Krisztián Pars Wins at Home
» Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Article source: Athletics
A couple of high quality track and field meetings took place on Monday August 20th.
Gyulai Istvàn Memorial Hungarian GP - Budapest, HUN
Hungarian Olympic hammer throw champion Krisztián Pars did not disappoint his home countries fans. His (79.74) meters hammer throw was almost two meters ahead of the second place winner Russian Sergey Litvinov who manged to throw (77.97) meters.
Women's 400m was won by Sherica Williams from Jamaica, (50.34) seconds and her seasons best time. Double Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross won women's 200m sprinting in (22.70) seconds. She was the only women that broke break 23 second barrier.
Christian Taylor, an Olympic triple jump champion, from the United States won his prime event leaping 17.30 meters.
Men's 800m race turned in a battle between three Kenyan's, Timothy KITUM (18) - Bronze medallist in London, Edwin Kiplagat MELI (18), and Job KINYOR (22). It was Olympic bronze medalist Kitum who had the most strength at the end to win the race in (1:45.39) only (0.02 ) seconds ahead of Meli. Third place took Job KINYOR (1:45.98) min.
Gugl Games 2012 - Linz ,Austria.
Kirani James from Grenada and Felix Sanchez from Dominican Republic where two Olympic champions to compete in this competition. Sanchez won 400m hurdles in (48,13) seconds leaving behind Leford Green (48,89) from Jamiaca and Amreican hurdler Michael Tinsley (49.49).
Men's 400m dash was won by Grenadas running prodigy Kirani James who crossed the finish line in (44.46) seconds way ahead of Jonathan Borlee from Belgium and (45.10) and Calvin Smith (45,34) from the United States.
Men's 1000m race was won by Kenyan Beson Seurei from Kenya who ran a world's season best time (2:16.39). Very close behind the winner with personal best times were Nate Brannan from Canada 2:16,52 and Beijing 1500m silver medalist Nick Willis (2:16,58) from New Zealand. Interestingly, Nick Willis missed New Zealand's 1000m record by just 0.01 seconds.