Anita Marton, photo by PhotoRun.net
Up until the 2018 World Indoors, Hungary had not won gold at a world Indoors. Well, March 2018 changed that, as Anita Marton, upset Lijao Gong of China, taking the gold with a world leading throw of 19.62 meters. Danielle Thomas-Dodd took the silver in 19.22m, to Marton’s 19.62m WL.
Anita Marton spoke to us with her frustration on the new set up for the shot put, her pride in winning gold for her country, how women train for shot in Hungary and her dream of getting more Hungarian women in the throws.
Anita Marton, was, well a bit in pleasant shock. It is one thing to dream to win the big title, it is another to accomplish it. We are very happy for Anita as we have watched her in European Indoors, Outdoors, World Outdoors, Olympics and Diamond League. And, it is nice to see a Hungarian win the gold in the shot put.