ZAGREB – Two weeks before the athletic Grand prix meeting in Zagreb ( June 29th , 5.40 pm), organizers may brag with the excellent response of the competitors. Two of the dissciplines may easily be marked as the “little world championships” due to the strong competition.
Ivana Brkljačić will have a strong competition and we may rightfully expect of her to throw kladivo beyond the 70-meter limit exactly at “Hanžek”. Zagreb will be visited by the best Moreno, Skolimowska, Wengxiu as well as Kuzenkova.
– I too believe I could do that here. “Hanžek” is , after the Olympics, my most important competition and I would like to win.
Female high jump will be extraordinary as well. Along with already announced Blanka Vlašić and the world champion Cloete, Berqvist will perform on «Hanžek» for the first time this year, and at least one of the three excellent high-jumpers- Palamar, Babakova, Slesarenko.- will come too.
Another Olympic athlete, Siniša Ergotić, will have a strong competition. Stringfellow was certain to come, but the he will miss the whole season because of an injury.
-Whoever comes, I’m sure it will be great. I consider “Hanžek” as my personal meeting and my performance was never in question, nor it will ever be.- Ergotić said.
Meeting manager Harald Edletzberger has publicized part of the 110 m hurdles race starting line up- Xiang Liu, Ross, Olijars, Grabušić. Tickets will begin to sell on Monday at SP Mladost (at the price of 30 and 50 kunas), also the official web page of the meeting is all set (www.zagrebhanzek.com).
Dražen Kroupa, the meeting director, and Zvonko Merkaš, member of the Auto Hrvatska board have signed an agreement by which Auto Hrvatska has become one of the main meeting sponsors. It is interesting that already twenty Japanese journalist have signed in for the meeting coverage.