Leiria to host 2015 European Cup Winter Throwing

Leiria to host 2015 European Cup Winter Throwing
European Athletics

Portugal's very own Marco Fortes finished close second in a brilliant shot put contest last year in Leiria.

The European Cup Winter Throwing returns to the Portuguese city of Leiria in 2015 after what was an excellent staging of the event last March.

The European Athletics Executive Board approved the decision during its meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on 2 September 2013.

The competition will take place over two days on 14-15 March 2015 following the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague. 

The event is designed for athletes specialising in discus, javelin, hammer throwing and shot put.

It is intended to counterbalance the fact that indoor athletics meetings cannot host the longer throwing events.

This competition allows athletes to test their form for the forthcoming outdoor season.