Wlodarczyk 82.98 huge WR
WARSZAWA (POL, Aug 28): Some 27 000 spectators in the National Stadium in PolandÂ´s capital went home satisfied. They saw World record, World lead, two more meet records and plenty of interesting fights at 7th Kamila Skolimowska Memorial. Fresh from Rio success Anita Wlodarczyk started with huge 79.68, added to 80.31 in second throw and huge 81.70 (second best ever at that time) in third. Stadium exploded in fourth round, with superb technique she smashed her Rio global mark by 69 cm to 82.98. She continued to throw on high level with 81.27 and her last attempt ended in net. Her 6th World record and she has now 10 best competitions ever. Also in men hammer Pawel Fajdek made for Rio disappointment from qualification and improved in fifth round after Wlodarczyk World record his own World lead to 82.47. Another highlight was the last competition by Tomasz Majewski on home soil. He achieved excellent season best with 21.08 and was only overtaken by Olympic bronze medalist Tom Walsh in last series with 21.48. High jump olympic silver winner Mutaz Essa Barshim had excellent afternoon of jumping all four heights including 235 (meet record) in first attempt. Then he tried at World leading 241 three times and specially the third one was very close. In discus fight Robert Urbanek was the winner 63.80 just ahead of Gerd Kanter (came just in the morning from Estonia) 63.69 and Piotr Malachowski 63.60. Olympic bronze winner Daniel Jasinski only fifth (60.58) and Olympic winner Christoph Harting did not arrive due to illnes and fever. Kamila Licwinko topped women high jump with 193. Pawel Wojciechowski improved meet record in pole vault with 565 and Paulina Guba won the women shot with 17.57. On the straight (in the set-up only straight for sprints and sectors for technical events) the top result by Jamaican Julian Forte in men 100 m with 10.09 (-0.1, with closed roof nearly no wind) ahead of German record holder Julian Reus 10.31. British record holder Dina Asher-Smith got the women 100 m in 11.28 (-0.6) over US Barbara Pierre 11.36. Hurdles winners from overseas Canadian Olympic finalist Phylicia George 12.88 (0.0) and US Jarred Eaton 13.50 (+0.1).
Wlodarczyk dedicated the record to Skolimowska
WARSZAWA (POL): “I was saying that I want to improve the record and I was able to keep my word,” said Anita Wlodarczyk after her record competition. “Maybe I could break it in first round but I like to improve step by step and play with the emotions. Yes it was close to 83 meters, but lets save something for the next season,” she added. It was her first season in her career where she was without any injuries. “I was since november fully healthy and underwent excellent preparation at 100 percent level. And I want to thank the spectators, they gave me the right wings. Normally I m forced to motivate myself, I m missing opponents at similar level, but this time the motivation came from the tribunes,” explained Wlodarczyk. She dedicated her record to Kamila Skolimowska. “And not only Kamila but also last meet of Tomasz Majewski in Poland was another special motivation. When I will end the career I would be also happy when somebody would achieve a world record,” added Wlodarczyk who will now start her two months holidays. She will be back to training in November. Her coach Krzysztof Kaliszewski added: “It was 90 % ideal throw, I saw still some possibilites to improve in her technique. And we must note that after Rio she is not fully into her usual regime. I already said at the beginning of this season she can throw 85 meters. Something remained for future.”