Krisztian Pars, Hungargy, gold medal, Hammer Throw, photo by PhotoRun.net
On his last third throw, Krisztian Pars of Hungary threw 80.59 meters. His series, 79.14m, 78.33m, 80.59m, 79.70m, 79.28m, 78.88m. With a close competition, Pars won as his throw was only one over 80 meters. " I have to confess, my feelings were that I could throw over 82 meters. After the first two rounds, I could see Pars and Murofushi were not going to throw over 81 meters. I had to stay in control and focused." noted Krisztian.
Krisztian Pars concluded, " I am so happy to win the fifth gold medal for Hungary, it is very special to me.
Primoz Kozmus, Slovenia, silver medal, hammer throw,
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Primoz Kozmus of Slovenia, threw 78.97m, then three fouls, and then, 79.36m and 78.59m. His throw of 79.36, a seasonal best, got him the silver medal.
Primoz Kozmus, when asked, had this to say about his silver medal, " I am happy for Kriztian Pars, this year was difficult for me. I am happy to win the silver medal. Krisztian was too fast for me today!"
Koji Murofushi, Japan, bronze medal, hammer throw,
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Koji Murofushi was happy about the hammer throw, " I am proud of myself today. To be in this event, a wonderful event. At my age, it is difficult to be in good condition. I want to dedicate this bronze medal to those who supported me."
Koji threw a foul, 78.16m, 78.71m, 78.09m, 77.12m, and 76.47m, his third round throw of 78.71m gave him the bronze.
And please, lets get the hammer throw in the Samsung Diamond League! It is a fun event, and great event. The throwers are great guys and good stories for our athletes.
MHammer, 1. Krisztian Pars, HUN, 80.59m, 2. Primoz Kozmus, SLO, 79.36m, 3. Koji Murofushi, JPN, 78.71, SB, 4. O Sokrskiy, UKR, 78.25m, 5. K Ikonnikov, RUS, 77.86m, 6. L Melich, CZE, 77.17m, 7.S Ziolkowski, POL, 76.07, 8. N Vizzoni, ITA, 76.07m, 9.K Johnson,US, 74.95m, #london2012, #olympics, #hammertime