Michael Norman’s 19.84 clocking in the 200m at the Golden Grand Prix Osaka was one of three meeting records set at the IAAF World Challenge competition on Sunday (19).
As expected, Anita Wlodarczyk dominated the proceedings at the Golden Spike hammer competition in Ostrava on Tuesday, collecting her 37th straight victory courtesy of a 79.72m meeting record. On the men’s side, world champion Pawel Fajdek added more than a metre to his own world lead with an 83.44m effort, the third farthest of his career, and a record at this IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting.
Last year, Sally Pearson lost something in Japan without even knowing it, or even being in the country for that matter. At the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, in Kawasaki on Sunday (10), the Australian star will see if she’s able to regain the meeting record in the women’s 100m hurdles.
World high jump champion Bogdan Bondarenko and Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson are just two of the many athletes set to compete in Kawasaki on 10 May at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, the third meeting in the IAAF World Challenge series.
As has become traditional, the men's and women's hammer events will be held the day before the main meeting at Ostrava Golden Spike meeting, which is part of the IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge, on 25 May.
The 110 hurdles is almost synonymous in Asia with Liu Xiang and on the third day of the 20th Asian Athletics Championships in Pune, India, it was the turn of Jiang Fan to take China’s legacy forward in the event on Friday (6).
Many of China’s leading long throwers started their season in on home soil in Chengdu with some impressive results on Sunday (31), especially hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu, who finished fourth at the London 2012 Olympics Games.