Pawel Fajdek had gold in the hammer throw in Doha 2019, London 2017, Beijing 2015 and Moscow 2013. He wanted his fifth gold medal.
Wojciech Nowicki went out hard, 77.40m for the lead, then Fajdek threw 74.71m. Nowicki threw 80.01m, Fajdek, 80.58m. In attempt 3, Nowicki threw 81.03m! And Fajdek threw 81.98m!
Pawel Fajdek retorted with the leader, and then Nowicki fouled, and Fajdek, 79.13m, followed by two fouls.
Nowicki hit 79.45m and 79.53m, but not enough to stop Fajdek from taking the fifth gold in a row!
Afterward, Pawel Fajdek told the media just how important it was for him to win the medal.
“This is the competition that matters the most to me this year. So, I am glad that the gold is in my hand for the fifth time. ” noted the happy Hammer Warrior, “Now, we have to get back to the next hard job towards the next championships.”
The next championships? Well, that is the 2022 European Athletics Championships! Pawel Fajdek wants to unseat the defending champion, Wojciech Nowicki, who took the gold in 2018 in Berlin? Can Pawel Fajdek, riding on the high of winning his fifth gold medal in a row in the hammer throw beat his good friend and competitor?
Well, you will just have to wait and see!
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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