European champion Nowicki sets world lead of 81.74m in Poznan

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Wojciech Nowicki set a world lead in the hammer at the Poznan Grand Prix on Tuesday

European champion Wojciech Nowicki regained the world lead in the hammer at the Poznan Grand Prix on Tuesday (2) evening.

Nowicki added nearly one metre to teammate Pawel Fajdek’s world lead with a season’s best of 81.74m and he also defeated the reigning three-time world champion by more than two metres

The last four throws of Nowicki’s series - 80.91m, 81.74m, 79.68m and 80.59m - were all in excess of Fajdek’s best mark of the competition of 79.37m.

Nowicki’s winning mark was also the second longest of his career, surpassed only by his lifetime best of 81.85m set in Szekesfehervar last year.

Nowicki will be Hungary-bound again next week as his next competition will be the Gyulai Istvan Memorial, a European Athletics Premium Permit Meeting, in Szekesfehervar on 9 July.