• Symmonds Wins Skolimowskiej Memoriał

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Sunday (25) Warsaw, Poland - Americas best half miler, Nick Symmonds, by winning 800m race at the 4th Kamili Skolimowskiej Memoriał in Poland, showed that his silver medal at the last weeks Moscow World Championships was not a coincidence.

Americas mid-distance runner, Symmonds, with a brilliant kick in the final stretch defeated Poland's Marcin Lewandowski. Symmonds clocked a solid 1:44.79 defeating Lewndowski by a margin of  0.18 seconds. Adam Kszczot who finished in a distant 3rd clocked 1:46.40.

USA sprinter Mike Rodger won the men's 100m race. Kim Collins (SKN) who finished in second, came out from the blocks way ahead of the American, but Rodgers  overtook the lead after 50m to win the race in 10.06sec. Collins clocked 10,19 while third place finisher Andrew Fisher of Jamaica clocked 10.35.  For Rodgers it was a second international victory this week as he won the 11th Athletic Bridge in Dubnica Nad Vahom (Slovakia) on Wednesday clocking a very fast 9.90 seconds.

Poland's best hurdler Artur Noga set a new national record in 110m hurdles as the 2012 European Bronze medalist won the race in 13.26 improving his mark by 0.03 seconds.

In the women's 100m Jamaican Carrie Russel won the race in 11.01  setting a new personal best. Russel's compatriot  Christine Day stopping the clock at 51.80 seconds took a victory over one lap race.

Jamaicans Rasheed Dwyer and Edino Steel running in different heats dominated  the men's 200m event. Dwyer who ran in the heat 2 clocked 20.15 seconds while heat 1 winner Steel clocked 20.39 seconds.

World and Olympic Champion in the men's discus throw, Robert Harting (GER), with the first attempt of 68.60m defeated his fiercest opponent Piotr Malachowski (POL). World season leader, Malachoski,  in the second round manged to throw 67.07m which was the best result for him at the competition. Third place took London Olympic medalist Ehsan Hadadi of Iran who managed to throw 64.78m.

Men's shot put saw big guys tossing a 5kg heavy implement. London Olympics medallist Tomas Majewski (POL) won the event with a throw of 24.59m defeating 2-time World bronze medalist Dylan Armstrong (CAN) by 47cm.

In the men's hammer throw Krizstian Pars (HUN) was the only men to reach 80m line as he won the event with a  mark of 80.43m. Reigning world champion Pawel Fajdek (POL) with a throw of 79.92 took second.

Women's 1000m race took Russia's Yekaterina Kupina in world leading 2:36.41. Men's high jump won Dusty Jonas of the United States clearing 2m29cm. 

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