Stuart Weir has been one busy British journalist. This is his 100th plus piece in 2020. His love of athletics is evident, and we are the lucky recipients of his column.
HanÅ¾ekoviÄ‡ Memorial in Zagreb
There were a number of excellent performances in the HanÅ¾ekoviÄ‡ Memorial in Zagreb, Croatia. The men’s 800 was the race of the evening resulting in British 1-2-3. Daniel Rowden ran a PR of 1:44.09 to beat Elliot Giles (1:44.75) with Jake Wightman third in 1:44.85 with Bryce Hoppel (1:44.95) fourth.
Rowden said afterwards: “It was a great field. To come out on top was incredible and to run a PR even better. The atmosphere, even with a few people here, was great. The organization has been great and the track amazing”.
Wilhelm won the Boris HanÅ¾ekoviÄ‡ Memorial 110m hurdles race in 13.32 from Freddie Crittenden (13.34) with all three podium athletes getting enormous trophies
Stewart McSweyn (Australia) took the 1500 in 3:32.17 with eight runners behind him running PRs.
In the men’s 100 Michael Rodgers just held off Arthur Cisse by three hundredths of a second.
Payton Chadwick took the 100 metres hurdles from Cindy Ofili 13.01 to 13.10.
Yulia Levchenko, Erika Kinsey and Nicola McDermott all had perfect records to 1.90 but only Levchenko managed 1.93 for the win. Local hero, Sandra Perkovic took the discus with 64.67.
Results from Zagreb Meeting – HanÅ¾ekoviÄ‡ Memorial
100m Kayla White (USA) 11.44
400m Natalia Kaczmarek 54.78
800m Nadia Power (Ireland) 2:02.08
100m Hurdles Payton Chadwick 13.01
High Jump Yulia Levchenko (Ukraine) 1.90m
Long Jump Khaddi Sagnia (Sweden) 6.83m
Discus Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) 64.67m
100 Michael Rodgers (USA) 10.16
400m Luka Janezic (Slovenia) 45.93
800m Daniel Rowden 1:44.09
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) September 15, 2020
1500m Stewart McSweyn (Australia) 3:32.17
110m hurdles William Belocian (France) 13.32
Shot Ryan Crouser (USA) 22.74m
Ryan Crouser defeated World Champion, Joe Kovacs in the men’s Shot Put at the Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb, securing a 7th win on the trot this season.https://t.co/Gsxikwf21Z
— Making of Champions (@MakingOfChamps) September 14, 2020
Discus Daniel Stahl (Sweden) 68.87m
Having lost to Andrius Gudzius in Berlin, World Champion Daniel Stahl won the men’s Discus Throw at the 70th Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb as he went out to a big 68.87m, bettering the previous Meet Record (MR) set by Fedrick Dacres in 2018.https://t.co/I8K2chwz4T
— Making of Champions (@MakingOfChamps) September 15, 2020