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Feature27 Aug 2020

Kolak on Olympic title defence: 'I will be ready'

The sport of athletics rarely stands still and this is no more evident than when we scrutinise the journey undertaken by Olympic javelin throw hampion Sara Kolak. 

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Report03 Sep 2019

Perkovic and Kolak delight home crowd in Zagreb

Sandra Perkovic may not have been her usual dominant self so far this year, but the home crowd at the Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb – the final IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2019 – cheered the world and Olympic discus champion on to a 67.78m victory on Tuesday (3).

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News19 Aug 2019

Felix, Perkovic and Kolak confirmed for Zagreb

Organisers of the Hanzekovic Memorial have confirmed that Olympic gold medallists Allyson Felix, Sandra Perkovic and Sara Kolak will compete at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb on 3 September.

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Previews27 Aug 2017

11 London medallists set to shine in Zagreb

Eleven medallists from IAAF World Championships London 2017 will converge on the Croatian capital Zagreb for the 67th edition of the Hanzekovic Memorial, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Tuesday (29).

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Report06 Jul 2017

Kolak comes of age in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League

Sara Kolak may yet have to suffer being called the surprise Olympic champion every time her Rio exploits are recalled but she reinforced the fact that it was no fluke in emphatic fashion when she twice extended her national record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (6), finishing with a world-leading 68.43m with her final effort.

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News29 Mar 2017

Eugene assembles its best ever women’s javelin field – IAAF Diamond League

With the full set of Olympic medallists taking on the world champion, European champion and Diamond Race winner, it’s easy to see why organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene are saying it’s the best women’s javelin field in Prefontaine Classic history.

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Report26 Feb 2017

Strong openers for Perkovic and Kolak in Split

Croatia's Olympic champions Sandra Perkovic and Sara Kolak produced impressive season openers at the Croatian Winter Throwing Championships in the Dalmatian seaside city of Split on Saturday (25).

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Feature05 Jan 2017

Beating injury woes paves Kolak's unlikely road to Rio gold

To perhaps best encapsulate the athletics journey undertaken by Sara Kolak, we need look no further than her right shoulder.

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News23 Dec 2016

2016 end-of-year reviews – throws

In the fourth part of our 2016 year-end review series, statisticians A. Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava look back on the best throws performances of the year.

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IaafNews02 Dec 2016

IAAF Athletics Awards 2016 press points – day 2

The Fairmont Hotel was buzzing with anticipation today ahead of this evening’s IAAF Athletics Awards 2016 as several of the world’s finest athletes gathering in the Principality. Several took time to meet with the media throughout the day. Here is a sampling of what some of them had to say.

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Previews04 Sep 2016

Spotlight on Perkovic and Kolak in Zagreb

Eight freshly minted individual Olympic medallists will be the key attraction at the 66th edition of the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday (6), the final meeting of the 2016 IAAF World Challenge series.

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Previews02 Sep 2016

Six Rio Olympic champions in action in Berlin

Six Rio 2016 Olympic Games champions headline the 75th edition of the ISTAF Berlin on Saturday (3).

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