Brussels DL: Darrell Hill throws the big one, 22.44m!

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Hill_DarrellW-PreC17.jpgDarrell Hill, Pre Classic 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net
Surprise: Hill 22.44 MR
BRUSSELS (BEL, Aug 31): London Worlds 11th placer Darrell Hill produced a huge throw in the sixth round of the shot put to claim victory in the IAAF Diamond League final and 50 000 USD at the Place de la Monnaie in downtown Brussels. Hill extended his lifetime best from 21.91m to 22.44m (also a meet record) to defeat Olympic champion Ryan Crouser who had two throws over 22m (22.24m, 22.37m) and Joe Kovacs (21.62m). Hill came close to Kovacs' Diamond League record of 22.56m and also moves to 13th on the world outdoor all-time lists. In a high quality competition, David Storl and Tomas Stanek were fourth (21.47m) and fifth (21.39m) respectively but recently crowned world champion Tom Walsh had to settle for sixth with 21.38m.
Hill_DarrellW1-PreC17.jpgDarrell Hill, Pre Classic 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net

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