World Cup. Wojciech Nowicki with a silver medal, Sports, News Białystok Online Portal of the city of Białystok (Białystok)

The World Athletics Championships are underway in Budapest. On Sunday August 20, the men’s hammer throw final, in which Wojciech Nowicki played. Thanks to the result of 81.02 m, the native of Bialystok took second place.

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Sunday’s hammer throw final was top notch. Not only Wojciech Nowicki, but also Canadian Ethan Katzberg and it was he who became the unexpected world champion. The aforementioned contestant in his best attempt sent the hammer a distance of 81.25m (Canadian record) and it was a result no one could beat.

Wojciech Nowicki, who scored 81.02m, had to settle for “only” silver, and bronze was won by a representative of the hosts – Bence Halasz (80.82m). Paweł Fajdek also added “iron” at the 80m limit, which allowed him to take 4th place.

World Championships in Budapest – hammer throw final (results):
1. Ethan Katzberg (Canada) – 81.25m
2. Wojciech Nowicki (Poland) – 81.02m
3. Bence Halasz (Hungary) – 80.82m
4. Paweł Fajdek (Poland) – 80.00m
5. Mykhaylo Kokhan (Ukraine) – 79.59m
6. Daniel Haugh (USA) – 78.64m
7. Eivind Henriksen (Norway) – 77.06m
8. Rudy Winkler (USA) – 76.04m
9. Gabreil Kehr (Chile) – 75.99m
10. Mikhail Anastasakis (Greece) – 75.49m
11. Adam Keenan (Canada) – 74.49m
12. Diego Del Real (Mexico) – 72.56m

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