World and European silver medallist Philip Milanov is one of the planet’s leading athletes in the discus circle. Here the 25-year-old Belgian talks about the challenge he faces training as a world-class athlete and studying a demanding course at university.
The world leader Piotr Malachowski was the man to beat in the final on Saturday night, but the Pole didn’t leave his fellow competitors a chance, earning his first world title after two silver medal performances in 2009 and 2013.
In a country as replete with top class heptathletes as Germany, Anna Maiwald will not be going to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing next month, but the University of Koln health economics research student proved to be top of her class in her event at the World University Games in the Korean city of Gwangju on Saturday (11).
World indoor high jump champion Mutaz Essa Barshim and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams are the latest athletes to sign up to the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on 5 September, the second of two IAAF Diamond League finals.