Pawel Fadjek, photo by PhotoRun.net
Fajdek 82.40 WL
TURKU (FIN, Jun 13): World and European hammer champion Pawel Fajdek extended his world-lead at the Paavo Nurmi Games in cold weather to 82.40m and had two more throws over 80m: 81.85m and 80.59m. Fajdek won by nearly six metres while Olympic champion Dilshod Nazarov finished fifth with 75.69m. Thomas Rohler went out to 88.26m to win a high quality javelin from teammate Johannes Vetter (87.88m), Keshorn Walcott (86.48m) and Qatar’s Ahmed Bader Magour 85.23 NR while world champion Julius Yego only finished seventh despite improving his season’s best of 82.60m. European champion Tatsiana Khaladovich kept up her good form with victory in the women’s javelin with 65.03m to defeat Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Roberts who set a PB of 64.06m. Renaud Lavillenie cleared 5.81m in the pole vault to defeat younger brother Valentin (5.61m) for his fourth 5.80m-plus competition of the summer while Maria Lasitskene extended her win streak in the high jump although her 1.95m winning clearance was her lowest of the outdoor season. World and Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen won with 13.97m while Ukraine’s Serhiy Nykyforov went out to 7.73m in the long jump. After setting a 1500m world-lead in Hengelo, Bahrain’s Sadik Mikhou won the 3000m in 7:44.36 (Caleb Ndiku was only fifth in 7:54.53) while there were good marks in the sprints: Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev won the 100m in a 10.02 PB, Germany’s Rebekka Haase won the women’s 100m in 11.21 while Garfield Darien won a good quality 110m hurdles in 13.22 from Hungary’s Balazs Baji (13.35) and South Africa’s Antonio Alkana (13.35). Elsewhere, Ukraine’s Hanna Plotitsyna won the 100m hurdles in 13.08, Brit Jack Green won the 400m hurdles in 49.78 and teammate Rabah Yousif won the 400m in 45.81, Ukraine’s Olha Lyakhova won the 800m in 2:01.50 and Daisy Jepkemei won the 3000m steeplechase in 9:31.98.