NIkola Ogrodnikova, photo by PhotoRun.net
Hofmann 89.40 WL, Ogrodnikova 67.40 EL
OFFENBURG (GER, May 26): European silver medallist Andreas Hofmann surpassed Magnus Kirt’s world lead of 89.33m with 89.40m in the fourth round in Offenburg javelin meeting. Hofmann also threw 88.23m in the third round. Bernhard Seifert improved his PB to 89.06m in the fourth round with European and Olympic champion Thomas Rohler a distant third with 85.47m. In the women’s competition, Czech Nikola Ogrodnikova set a lifetime best and European leading mark of 67.40m in the third round to defeat European champion Christin Hussong (63.98m) with teammate Annika-Marie Fuchs improving her PB to 62.36m to finish third. India’s Annu Rani also surpassed 60 metres with 60.70m.