Kozmus takes aim at world title in Moscow | 06.09.2012
|Slovenian hammer star Primoz Kozmus.|
Kozmus has indicated that his aim is to return to 80-metre-level and attack the top positions at the World Championships in Moscow next year: "My aim is to get on the podium [in Moscow], a gold medal would be a bonus.
"My preparations will be key to competing well and injury free in the coming season."
Primoz, Olympic gold medallist in Beijing 2008, won silver in London in a season in which he only competed in three other competitions.
According to leichathletik.de, the hammer throw will continue to be the most notable omission from the Samsung Diamond League. Athletes and the IAAF Competition Commission, as well as a Facebook group in support of the cause, are continuing to fight for the event's inclusion. Special pins were worn in the Olympics, promoting awareness of the cause.
The hammer competition in Rieti on Sunday September 9 will be the last event of the 3rd IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge, with the leaders clear of the rest of the field.
In the men's event, Hungarian Krisztian Pars is top with 242.27m from three events, while Betty Heidler of Germany tops the women's competition with 230.49m.
But the battle for the other top places still continues, with Pawel Fajdek of Poland (236.47m) and Czech Lukas Melich (225.28m) fighting for second place.
In the women's rankings, second to fourth places will be decided between throwers who have competed in two competitions so far.
Anita Wlodarczyk currently has 148.61m, but it is tight at the top with Russia's Tatyana Lysenko (148.53) and Cuba's Yipsi Moreno (147.15) in third and fourth poised to leapfrog Zalina Marghieva of Moldova (215.07) and Canada's Sultana Frizell (204.61)