2008 and 2012 Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski won the shot put in the Francophone Games with a throw of 20.18 meters. Phil MInshull of the IAAF fills us in on one of the last major events of the summer season…
Two of the three titles decided on the first day of the athletics programme at the 7th Francophone Games in the French city of Nice went to Polish throwers – Tomasz Majewski and Pawel Fajdek – on Tuesday (10).
Majewski, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Shot Put champion, sent his first-round effort out to a Games record of 20.18m and he was never seriously challenged after that.
His third and fourth-round attempts both reached 19.99m and, although his other puts were fouls, any of his three valid efforts would have won the competition.