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• RECORD-BREAKING THROW FROM BUKOWIECKI AT WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki kick-started the athletics programme at the World University Games in Naples, winning the shot put with a games record of 21.54m on Monday (8).

The 2017 European indoor champion dominated the competition, opening with 20.63m and then improving to 21.00m in round four before unleashing his best effort in round five. He ended his series with 21.39m. USA’s Andrew Liskowitz was second with 20.49m.

Bukowiecki, who took the silver at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, added 43 centimetres to the previous games record, set in 1999 by USA’s Andy Bloom.

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