The greatest discus throw women and shot put men clashes in Zagreb headed by Sandra Perković and Filip Mihaljević

Zagreb will once again host one of the best competitions in Discus Throw for women and Shot Put for men.

Six-time European Discus Throw Champion and World Silver Medallist from Eugene Sandra Perković will try for her 10th victory at the home soil meeting – Boris Hanžeković Memorial. Among the strong field there will be one more local Marija Tolj – sixth at the European Championships Munich 2022, as well as the second and third, Germans Kristin Pudenz and Christine Vita. Last year’s Meeting winner, Olympic Champion Valarie Allman is added to the field too.

„The best girls in the world are always in Zagreb. After the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games there have been some changes. Pudenz has already announced her plans at the Meeting but I want to show Allman that I will be back at the throne. I won’t announce my 10th win in Zagreb but I will say that our great Discus Thrower Marija Tolj will be competing too. We will use the benefits of competing at the home soil, the same as Pudenz did in Munich and Allman in Eugene“, said Sandra Perković.

One of the world’s favourite Shot Put competition scheduled for September 10 – Ivan Ivančić Memorial will once again bring the best world’s Shot Putters headed by the local star and newly awarded European Champion Filip Mihaljević. The best four from Eugene will be there too – Americans Ryan CrouserJoe Kovacs and Josh Awotunde and Tom Walsh from New Zealand. European silver medalist Serbian Armin Sinančević will be in action at Zagreb’s fountains as well.

„The brand was created because of the quality organization where Shot Putters are in the centre of the attention. Beside that, all the best athletes come to Zagreb and it is very difficult to get on the Zagreb’s Start list. It just shows what kind of reputation Zagreb Meeting has within Shot Putters. Meetings both in Ostrava and Hungary were extremely strong but it was different. In Zagreb, the tradition is to throw very far“, said Filip Mihaljević.

Men’s 3000 m will be headed by Thierry Ndikumwenayo from Burundi, current World Leader with 7:25.94. He will try to challenge the Meeting Record of Caleb Ndiku of 7:35.06 set in 2013. Home star in the event will be Dino Bošnjak, European U20 Championships Bronze medallist and 4x Balkan Championships winner.

World Records in track events are sponsored by Paket24, one of the services of the Croatian Post – Hrvatska pošta.

Tickest for Boris Hanžeković Memorial can be bought on from Thursday, August 24, starting at 12:00 pm. Entrance for Zagreb City Challenge on September 9 and Ivan Ivančić Memorijal on September 10 will be free of charge.