• World Lead for Faydek in Szczecin
Poland's Pawel Fajdek send a strong message to his rivals before world championships by setting a new new world leading mark in the hammer throw at the 61st Janusz Kusocinski Memorial on Saunday, August 9.
Defending world champion Fajdek opened the meet with a massive 83.83m setting a new Polish national record and a new world lead. In second round Faydek impressed once aging as he improved his mark by 10cm (83.93m).
“With my first throw, I thought it only went out to 80 or 81 metres,” Fajdek told local reporters. “In fact, I wasn’t happy with it despite the distance.” Said Faydek.
In the women's hammer throw contest world record holder Anita Wlodarczyk threw 76.70m for the win.
Polish athletes kept dominating ther home meet as the world season leader Piotr Malachowski won the men's discus throw with a mark 66.82m. Malachowski beat compatriot Robert Urbanek who threw 66.31m in round twoand Estonia’s 2008 Olympic champion Gerd Kanter who managed to throw 65.30m.
Adam Kszczot down the home straight beat fellow Poll Marcin Lewandowski in the 800m race. The European champion crossed the line in 1:44.67 with Lewandowski in second just 0.3 seconds behind.
European bronze medalist Joanna Jozwik clocked a new national record of 1:25.04 to win the women's 600m race
Another Poll Piotr Lisek cleared 5.72m to win men's pole vault.