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ZAGREB – Athletic Grand prix meeting will again bring to Zagreb some of the biggest stars. [:]On Tuesday 29th June popular “Hanžek” will offer a three hour sport spectacle. On of the best and most interesting disciplines will be first in the time schedule, a hammer throw for the female athletes. Due to security reasons the organizers haven’t been able to postpone this highly technical discipline to a later term so it will begin at 5.30 pm. Yet, it is worthwhile to come to stadium on time because of the quality of that discipline. Croatian record holder Ivana Brkljačić will face strong competition which will, as we are sure of, push her over the historical frontier of 70 meters. – After big events like the Olympics and world and European championships “Hanžek” is my most important competition.- Brkljačić often states. The youngest Olympic athletic champion Kamila Skolimowska has already become a regular guest in Zagreb. This Polish native won a gold Olympic medal being just 17 and 311 days old. This season she has already thrown over 70 meters (70,93). At «Hanžek» also the actual world record holder a Romanian Michaela Melinte (76,07) will throw. Hammer thrower from Romania has won world records for eight times, in the late 90’s she was aEuropean and world champion, but in the summer of 2000 she was suspended for doping. A Russian Olga Kuzenkova, who has marked the initial seasons of this discipline, is also present and she has achieved 11 world best results. Two years ago she has won her first gold medal (EC) and before that she was silver five times at the big events. China will be represented strongly with the Asian champion Gu Yuan and Zhang Wengxiu who has thrown 72,42 m this year. Besides Ivana Brkljačić, Croatia will be represented by the olympic Sanja Gavrilović and a gold medal candidate at the recent World junior championship, Valentina Srša.