Mutaz Essa Barshim improved his own Asian record by two centimetres to 2.40m at the Banskobystrická latka 2015 high jump competition in the Slovakian town of Banska Bystrica on Wednesday (4).
Maria Kuchina was looking to end her 2014 competition schedule in the same manner in which she had started it: on top of the world.
Throwers Sandra Perkovic and Tero Pitkamaki produced the key performances at the 64th Hanzekovic Memorial on Tuesday (2) on an evening when rain took central stage in the Croatian capital.
Local stars Sandra Perkovic, Blanka Vlasic and Ana Simic will command much of the spotlight in the Croatian capital Zagreb at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial, the penultimate IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2014, on Tuesday (2).
Beijing’s IAAF World Challenge meeting on Wednesday (21) produced three world leads, but just as importantly, a big night for China and Beijing, showing that it retains the ability to stage a major championships and its athletes have the talent to compete well at global level.
Sandra Perkovic and Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed aside, there were five more world leads at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, and a rare Diamond League double from Blessing Okagbare in the long jump and 200m on Sunday (18).
Krisztian Pars flew to the top of the men’s IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge standings after his win at the István Gyulai Memorial meeting on home soil in Budapest with 80.73m on Wednesday (10).