Myhaylo Kokhan scores World U18 all time hammer throw, photo by Getty Images for European Athletics
Kokhan 87.82 World U18 all-time mark
GYOR (HUN, Jul 7): Myhaylo Kokhan from Ukraine surpassed the world U18 hammer best (5kg) on the third day of the European U18 Championships with 87.82m, improving Bence Halazs’ mark of 87.16m from 2014. All five of Kokhan’s valid throws would have won the competition and were in excess of his championship record of 82.42m set in qualifying. Fellow world U18 champion Barbora Malikova from Czech Republic won the 400m title in a championship record of 52.66 from Germany’s Marie Scheppen (52.82) and Italy’s Lorenzo Benati won the 400m title from Great Britain’s Ethan Brown, 46.85 to 46.87. There were four gold medals for Great Britain, including Sam Bennett winning the 110m hurdles (91cm) title in a world U18 leading 13.19 from Kenny Fletcher in 13.49, Dominic Ogbechie clearing 2.16m in the high jump and Keely Hodgkinson winning the 800m title from Ireland’s Sophie O’Sullivan, daughter of Sonia, 2:04.84 to 2:06.05. Ireland’s Rhasidat Adeleke won the 200m title in 23.52, Germany’s Leni Wildgrube cleared a championship record of 4.26m in the pole vault and Poland’s Marek Mucha won the javelin (700g) with a championship record of 80.01m. Bulgaria’s Alessandra Nacheva set a championship record of 13.32m in triple jump qualifying and Maria Vicente also qualified for the final with 13.15.
RunBlogRun opines: The coverage of the European Athletics U18, has been fantastic. EA streaming video announcer, Phil Minshull described the WR throw by Kokhan as “massively outrageous”! Enough said.