Poland’s Fajdek defends world hammer throw

Poland’s Pawel Fajdek defended his world hammer throw gold in a thrilling competition in London on Friday.

Fajdek threw a best of 79.81 metres while Russian Valeriy Pronkin, competing as a neutral as his country’s athletics federation remain banned by the IAAF, claimed silver with 78.16m on his final throw.

Another Pole, Wojciech Nowicki, took bronze (78.03) to add to previous bronzes in the 2015 worlds and 2016 Olympics.



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